Many of you know this past June I lost my best friend Mickey. I will be running a marathon for chai lifeline in her honor. Mickey was more than just my best friend, she was family. She was the type of person that you knew will always be there for you no matter what. She had a heart so big that everyone around her always felt loved. Mickey has taught me a lot, and one of the many things she has taught me was the act of giving. She showed me that each person can give in their own way. She would give me the coat off her back if I was cold, spent hours helping me with college homework, and always made time for me when I needed her. I want to continue giving in her memory.
Im not in this just 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 heard about this and I had to do something. However, I know I can’t do it alone. I need your help.
Chai Lifeline is a wonderful organization that provides year–round emotional, social, and financial support to more than 5,800 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 nearly 500 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.
Best - Mushky