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Melissa Rothwax

Melissa Rothwax

You probably already know that I’m training to run in the Lifetime Miami Marathon this January for my 9th consecutive year running with Team Lifeline. While I continue to enjoy the challenge of running (or walking) a half-marathon, I know I’m running for something important and that's what keeps me coming back each year. I am running to raise money for Chai Lifeline, a wonderful organization dedicated to helping very sick children and their families.

This summer, I had the opportunity to visit Camp Simcha and once again, I was blown away with the energy and happiness that just pervades the air that surrounds the camp. I saw some new bunks and a bright and colorful canteen, but what made the biggest impression on me was learning about how they have upgraded the types of medical equipment they have in camp so that almost any kid, at any stage of an illness, can spend 2 weeks in camp. In fact, a few campers were only able to come to camp this year because of that new equipment. For me, knowing that our fundraising made this possible, makes running every step worth it.

So, here I am again, running the Miami Half-marathon in January and asking my cheerleaders (that's YOU!) for your support. While I will always be inspired by the two children who have been my inspiration over the past several years, I am happy to share that they are doing well and thriving as young adults, no longer needing the supports of Chai Lifeline. Unfortunately, however, there are so many other children each year who could use the 'pick-me-up' of Camp Simcha and Chai Lifeline programs.

Help me support Chai Lifeline and together we can bring smiles and joy to the kids of Chai Lifeline!

Thank you!!



raised of $6,000 goal


1. Mom and Dad
We are so proud of you Melissa! Your dedication and commitment is an inspiration to all. Love, Mom and Dad
2. Batya Paul
So proud of your commitment. Tizku l'mitzvot Love Batya, Nachi and crew
3. Zehava & Asher
Way to go Melissa! We'll be cheering you on from afar!
4. Shani Gold
5. Zahava (Blaustein) Miller
Way to go! Good luck!
6. Adele and Bob Shapiro
Way to go Melissa! We are so proud of you and glad to help in a small way. We will be running with you in spirit!
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Fundraising History

Total Amount Raised since 2010
raised in 2017
raised in 2016
raised in 2015
raised in 2014
raised in 2013
raised in 2012
raised in 2011
raised in 2010
54 donors