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Michael Zwick

Michael Zwick

At age two, our daughter, Emma, was diagnosed with polythycemia Vera, a blood condition so rare--one in ten million for children--that there is no expert because there are so few cases. While the condition does not, thank God, affect Emma's daily life other than the medicine she takes, for eight years our family has lived with the concern that things could change. Should that happen, God forbid, we at least know that we will have the support of Chai Lifeline.

To show our support for this amazing organization, Lesley and I are once again racing in the Miami Half-Marathon this coming January. We're racing in honor of Emma.

Some children are not as fortunate as Emma. They are grateful, however, to have Chai Lifeline, a wonderful organization dedicated to helping very sick children and their families. We can’t do it alone. We need your help.

Chai Lifeline 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. 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, we can do this for them. But we can't do this without your support. We need your help to raise as much money as possible for these kids. So please, push the donate button and help put smiles on the faces of sick children. Let's do this together! Let's make dreams come true.

Best - Michael



raised of $25,000 goal


1. Anonymous
Thank you for letting us be a part of what you and your family are doing.
2. Franklin TN
3. Maurice Pogoda
4. Loren Dickstein
Run safely and be careful. - Loren and Lisa Dickstein
6. Ilene and Neil Cantor
We are honored to support both Michael and Leslie on this endeavor. Mazel Tov!

Team Zwick


Fundraising History

Total Amount Raised since 2016
raised in 2017
raised in 2016
322 donors