Welcome to my marathon sponsor page!
This March, my son Adam and I will be running as part of Team Shalva in the Jerusalem Half Marathon!
This marathon has been dubbed one of the hardest in the world, so why on earth are we doing it?
1) Experience of a lifetime - I love a challenge and I get to do this with my son. Adam was actually the one who came up with the idea to do this with me while I'm “still young enough”.
2) The main reason is Shalva.
Shalva has been providing transformative care to children with disabilities and their family members in the most warm and loving environment for the past 28 years. The new state-of-the-art Shalva National Center opened in 2016 where they are now servicing literally thousands of children per week, free of charge.
Simply put, Shalva is an incredible place. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and cares for children from birth through 21 years. The staff is so loving and kind, to both the children and their families, and goes above and beyond to make the center a home away from home.
Adam and I (with the support of Wendy, Ali and Gabe who will have to endure hours of listening to us talking about our training schedule) are doing our part to support this amazing organization by running, and we need your help.
We will take care of the training, the achy feet and the finish line if you'll help us by donating to this worthy cause. All donations are tax deductible and anything you can give would help us reach our goal, and together we'll be supporting this truly special place.
Thank you in advance for your help and generosity.