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Eight is Great - My Run In My Daughters Memory

Pinny Gildin

Pinny Gildin

I’m training to run in the Lifetime Miami Marathon in my daughter Alyssa's memory for my 8th consecutive year on February 9,2020. Running to me has become a way of life, and keep in shape. But I’m 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. My wife Karen and I were recipients of services of Chai Lifeline, and this is my way of giving back to them year after year.

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, especially with my busy work and family life, but neither is dealing with illness. I have daily challenges that sometimes gets the better of me, but 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. 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. GO TEAM LIFELINE! :-)

Best - Pinny



raised of $15,000 goal


1. RxMx
Great work, Pinny!
2. Steven Gildin
3. Anonymous
In honor of all of the amazing staff at Chai Lifeline and all that you do!
4. Donation from Edward Michael Shapoff
5. Jesse Parente
6. Sandy And Faith Penn

Fundraising History

Total Amount Raised since 2012
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raised in 2012
240 donors