Hi, welcome to my page!
Hard to believe that I signed up to complete a half-marathon again! But, the funds are crucial for Chai Lifeline to continue the services they provide.
Here’s a little info on what the organization does; throughout the year, Chai Lifeline provides emotional, social, and financial assistance to more than 5,900 children and their families. Whether it’s counseling, case management, meals delivered to hospitals and homes, transportation to medical appointments, insurance advocacy, volunteering or Big Brother and Big Sister programming, or Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special medically-supervised summer camps, Chai Lifeline’s innovative programs and services help families navigate the complexities of childhood illness and restore joy and happiness.
I signed up to run with team lifeline in the Miami half- marathon because Chai lifeline has been a part of my life since 2001 when my uncle was diagnosed with brain cancer. I remember the smiles the volunteers would bring to his face when they wld come to visit and the carnivals that took place to alleviate the stress of having a sick family member. Over the years I have watched how Chai Lifeline has grown and I saw first hand that amazing things they do during the summers when I worked in Camp Simcha/ Canp simcha special and during the year as a Mid-Atlantic volunteer.
To this day Chai lifeline remains near and dear to me as they help various of my family members. It would mean the world to me if you can help me reach my goal, so that Chai Lifeline can continue to do the amazing work they do.
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 through hospital stays, treatments and now quarantine 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!
All the best - Rivky