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Please help me help Chai Lifeline!

Jed Bergman

Jed Bergman

Dear friends,

This year, like last year, I am running the NYC Marathon to raise money and awareness for Chai Lifeline, a wonderful organization that supports children with cancer and other serious illnesses, along with their families. I first encountered Chai Lifeline's incredible network of love and support through close family friends, whose son was struggling with brain cancer. Thankfully, that young man is doing better. But hundreds of other children still need our help. And I'm asking you to join me in doing our part.

By way of background, 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. These are amazing summer camps, open to children with serious and ongoing medical needs, that offer 450 kids a year 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 on my fundraising page. It's just incredible.

Most of you know that I'm not naturally a fundraiser. In some ways I find the training itself easier than reaching out to people and asking them to give money. But candidly, running only for myself doesn't feel right. I'm grateful I can use this opportunity to help others. Chai Lifeline is a very special organization -- the warmth and joy they bring to sick kids is inspiring.

Anyhow, please help. I'll be out there grinding away the miles. See you in November!

Best - Jed



raised of $15,000 goal


1. G. David Jang
2. Jules Demchick
3. Uriel Cohen
4. Anonymous
Go Jed go!
5. Jonathan Moses
Great cause!
6. The David Family

Fundraising History

Total Amount Raised since 2017
raised in 2017
89 donors