This year I am doing something I’ve never done before - I am going to walk/run in the Chai Lifeline Miami Marathon. Although I have experienced the energy of the weekend and took my grandchildren to cheer on my son and daughter-in-law as they completed their races, this will be my first time participating…and it is totally out of my comfort zone!
Why am I doing this? I am not really sure...but this year my son Eli convinced me along with some close friends to form Team Alt, in memory of my beloved husband, Alter (Leslie) Leibowitz.
Alt was a kind and gentle man who was beloved and respected by everyone he crossed paths with. He lost his short but valiant battle with cancer this past March 6. Alt took great care of his body and his mind. He ate healthy, worked out daily and learned daily. He played all sorts of sports and learned Talmud daily. But this disease knows no bounds. It doesn`t care if you are good or bad, young or old, fit or not. Alt was just 65 years old!
There is a large void now, but challenging myself and being involved in such a positive experience is bringing me great comfort. Please join me in making a lasting and meaningful legacy for Alt and help us smash our fundraising goal! Click the DONATE button above!
A bit about Chai Lifeline - Chai Lifeline is an amazing organization that provides support to families with kids who have been diagnosed with Cancer and other lifelong illnesses. Chai Lifeline provides relief through volunteers for parents who have difficultly leaving their child’s bedside, but need some time to recharge to be there for their kid. They provide toys and gifts and more to the kids – their volunteers really care and make the kids laugh and bring happiness to an otherwise difficult situation. Chai Lifeline also provides big brother and sisters and other support to siblings of the sick child.
One of the most impressive programs offered by Chai Lifeline is Camp Simcha. It is a two-week summer camp experience like no other. Kids who may be in active chemo treatment or who may be suffering for other illnesses, can feel like a kid again. They can have the most awesome summer camp experience. Don’t take my word for it, check out the videos below for a taste!
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