This is the International School of Helsinki Parent Teacher Organization's December 5k A Day Challenge fundraiser to help bring love and light for the lonely during the holidays. We expats know a thing or two about loneliness. Loneliness is never our own choice. However, it often causes a decline in the quality of life and can result in health problems such as stress and insomnia, risk of cardiovascular disease, and memory issues in the elderly. We appreciate how lucky we are to have this warm and welcoming community of ISH to carry us through difficult times. A group of us has even taken on a challenge to walk, jog, or run every day in December for 5 kilometres, and together it has been so much fun! If anyone has been fortunate enough to join this 5k challenge, to enjoy the company of others this month, or to perhaps call themselves part of a community, please consider donating a small amount to help others. It is our wish to help senior citizens feel less lonely especially during the holidays, when others look forward to family time and they might not have anyone to share that time with. Wishing you all health and happiness and a brighter 2021!