You may already know that I’m training to run the TCS New York City Marathon this November. Running a marathon is a personal challenge, but it's also about much more than that. I am running to raise money for Chai Lifeline, a wonderful organization dedicated to helping very sick children and their families. This is a cause that is close to my heart for a variety of reasons. When I heard about the organization and its camps, I felt very strongly about showing my support.
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. The camps go to extensive lengths to make sure each child feels like anything is possible, a philosophy that stays with them as they return home to face their everyday challenges. To get a better idea of what Chai Lifeline does for families, please watch the videos below.
Training is not easy, but it pales in comparison to what these kids go through in dealing with their illnesses. Please consider supporting this cause by making a donation. Any amount, small or large, is much appreciated. Please also know that your contribution will most certainly help bring a smile to these children's faces!
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your considered support.
Best - Shana