My Run In My Daughters Memory

Pinny Gildin

I’m training to run my 5th consecutive Lifetime Miami Marathon in memory of my infant daughter Alyssa Lauren z"l who passed away in 2011 from congenital heart disease at 9 months of age.

Running a is a personal challenge, but I’m not in this for the glory. I’m running for something important. I am running to raise money for Chai Lifeline, a wonderful organization dedicated to helping very sick children and their families.I need your help, I cannot do this alone.

Chai Lifeline was there for my family every step of the way from the time my daughter z"l was born, till the present day to help us cope. From daily meals in the hospital, to rides, to counseling, and volunteers to come play and visit with Alyssa, they went above and beyond to ensure our needs were taken care of.

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.

Training is not easy, especially working full-time and being a parent, 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 and let's make dreams come true together!

Checks can also made payable to Chai Lifeline and mailed to me at:

15 Gourley St
Passaic, NJ 07055

I will send them to the Chai Lifeline offices where you will get a tax-deductible receipt for your records.

Best - Pinny



raised of $18,000 goal


1. Aaron Young
2. Anonymous
In loving memory of a precious girl Alyssa Gildin
3. Gary And Donna Schaer
4. Alex Katz
5. Daniel And Hindy Lifshitz
6. Anonymous
In honor of all the child warriors of Chai Lifeline and their families.
299 donors