This summer, I am excited to take part in Tour de Simcha, an exhilarating 65-mile cycling event benefiting the children and families of Chai Lifeline.
Reading over my post event email to all of you who helped me in the past reminded me why I'm so excited to ride once again this summer of 2021, iyh. Here's an excerpt from my email:
Although this was a long day waking up at 4:15 to be wheels down riding at 6AM this morning ... biking 100 miles from Woodbridge, NJ to the World's Greatest Finish line at Camp Simcha... I'm still riding on adrenaline and the inspiration and excitement from today. My fellow women riders each had their own story and reasons for riding, but in the end it was all for the children who attend Camp Simcha. I am humbled and grateful to each and every one of you for your donation towards my fundraising for my part in raising funds for Camp Simcha to operate - this journey was not about me, even though it was a beautiful and scenic one, LOL, but all the fundraising and training that I've been doing over the past few months was about riding into the finish line at Camp Simcha and dancing with the campers and being able to bring some joy to their difficult journeys with life long illnesses and cancer. That was what kept me going especially when the route got very hard the last 10 miles to camp with uphill climbing ... the uphill climb that these children face daily. Thank you for your generous donation and for supporting me in my journey for Tour De Simcha.
My bracha is that you should always be on the giving end! Tizku l'mitzvot!!
With tremendous gratitude and Hakorat Hatov, 💜
Every mile I ride and every dollar I raise will help support more than two-dozen essential programs for more than 5,900 children and families confronting pediatric illness, crisis, and loss. These services include counseling and case management, meals delivered to hospitals and homes, transportation to medical appointments, emergency financial assistance, insurance advocacy, i-Shine afterschool programming, Big Brothers/Sisters, Project Chai crisis intervention, and Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, Chai Lifeline's flagship medically-supervised summer programs.
Life for a child with cancer, disability, or other serious illness is grueling. From the moment of diagnosis, Chai Lifeline's dedicated staff and volunteers are there to provide joy, hope, and unparalleled care throughout the turbulent medical journey.
My objective is to raise $7500 and I hope you will help me reach this goal. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
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On behalf of the children of Chai Lifeline, thank you for your support.