This year marks 15 years since I was diagnosed with cancer. My initial thought and hope was to create an event that would synthesize my passion for health with my love of Torah learning, but we are still living socially distanced. Unable to be together just yet, I am asking you to come together in a different way. Please support me as I commit to completing 15 miles over several days for Team Lifeline Without Borders.
For me, this is a “rerun” of my 2007 Team Lifeline half marathon experience. That first race fell out a week after completing 16 months of lifesaving treatment. I can still feel the sense of accomplishment, relief and happiness when I crossed the finish line in Miami. And this time, whether I walk, run or skip, I know that i will have Howie and our girls at my side. This experience is not about winning a race or even about the excitement of a marathon. It is about modeling our family’s commitment to health as much as it is reconnecting my soul with the body that has given me so many challenges but also so many miracles.
Please support me on this journey. Every dollar I raise and every mile I run will help Chai Lifeline continue to be there for families confronting illness and loss during these difficult times. As you all know, Chai Lifeline offers more than two-dozen year-round programs and services, including professional case management and counseling, transportation to medical appointments, meals delivered to hospitals and homes, emergency financial assistance, crisis intervention, insurance and medical advocacy, i-Shine after school programming, family events and retreats, Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special medically-supervised summer programs, and so much more. Every one of their programs are provided free of charge thanks to generous supporters and friends like you.
See you at the finish line!