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Avi Katz

Avi Katz

This past Purim, on what should have been the happiest day of the year, our friends Tzvi and Devorah Turner lost their dear son Mordy, after a valiant fight against his dreaded disease. Besides for being great friends with the Turners for more than 30 years, our sons also became good friends and should have been entering the prime of their lives together. Alas, it was not meant to be. I am dedicating this year’s run in Mordy’s honor.

The Turners feel a tremendous amount of gratitude to Chai Lifeline. During the entire illness and treatment, Chai Lifeline was absolutely amazing, helping every step of the way.

I'm excited once again to be training to run the Las Vegas Marathon in November 2018 as part of Team Lifeline, to raise money for Chai Lifeline, an amazing organization dedicated to helping very sick children and their families. The run will definitely not be easy; but neither is life for a child with cancer or other serious illness.

I am sure that almost all of you know exactly what Chai Lifeline does to help the children and families of those stricken with some dreaded diseases; be it helping the family with transportation or helping in the house or the absolutely amazing time they give the children over the summer at Camp Simcha (Chai Lifeline’s summer retreat for the children). Chai Lifeline's programs and activities change the children's lives forever, returning joy and hope and enabling them to live full and happy lives despite the presence of illness. Their most famous program is Camp Simcha and its sister camp, Camp Simcha Special. Every year these 2 camps offer hundreds of kids a chance to forget about illness and just be kids again. My 2 sons have actually had the privilege to work in Camp Simcha and be apart of giving some much needed joy to these children.

My goal is to raise a minimum of $5,000 by race day, to help in this wonderful cause, and I hope you will help me reach this goal. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Please contribute online at my personal page, Avi Katz - Team Lifeline Vegas ( teamlifeline.org/team-lifeline-vegas/avikatz ), or by sending a check, made payable to Chai Lifeline to me at:
9 Celia Ct
Suffern, NY 10901.

Thank you for supporting me, your contribution will be used to benefit over 4,000 children and their families worldwide who face many challenges.

Best regards,

P.S. Please feel free to forward this link to anyone who might be interested in supporting this incredible cause. Together we can make a difference!



raised of $5,000 goal


1. Nick and Tzila Sabo
Good Luck Avi!! And Mazel Tov!! Only simchas!!
2. Simply Amazing LLC
3. Gabriel Grunblatt
4. Malky and Elie Neuman
5. Mark Neuman
Good Luck Meilach & Dena
6. Lizer and Lolly jozefovic
Mazel tov! Lizer and Lolly jozefovic

Fundraising History

Total Amount Raised since 2015
raised in 2017
raised in 2016
raised in 2015
42 donors