You may already know that I’m training to run the Lifetime Miami Half Marathon this January. I had the zchus and privilege of getting to know a very special young man and good friend who impacted my life tremendously. Jon Hecht left us this past July battling years of Lymphoblastic leukemia. At a very young age of 23 full of hopes and dreams he never got to fulfill. One of Jon's dreams was to build a game room in camp simcha. It would've meant the world to him and now to me if you can help make that dream a reality.
Chai Lifeline is a wonderful organization that provides year–round emotional, social, and financial support to more than 4,500 children and their families every year. Chai Lifeline´s programs and activities change their lives forever, returning joy and hope and enabling them to live full and happy lives despite the presence of illness. Its most famous program is Camp Simcha and its sister camp, Camp Simcha Special. Every year these two camps offer 450 kids a chance to forget about illness and just be kids again. To get a better idea of what Chai Lifeline does for families, please watch the videos below. I know they will touch your heart the way they touched mine.
Training is not easy, but neither is dealing with illness. If the children of Chai Lifeline can fight each day, if they can push themselves to go through hospital stays and treatments, I can do this for them. But I can't do this without your support. I need your help to raise as much money as possible for these kids. So please, push the donate button and help me put smiles on the faces of sick children. Let's do this together! Let's make dreams come true.
All the Best - Sara Leah