Welcome to my marathon sponsor page!
This March, I will be running as part of Team Shalva in the Jerusalem Marathon!
This marathon is one of the hardest in the world, so why on earth am I doing it?
The 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.
Please watch the short video below to see just how much Shalva does for these children and their families.
I am doing my part to support this amazing organization by running, and I need your help.
I'll do the training, the achy feet and the finish line if you'll help me by donating to this worthy cause. All donations are 100% tax deductible, anything you can give would help me reach my goal, and together we'll be supporting this truly special place.
The Talmud Yerushalmi, Pe'ah 1:1 states, "Tzedakah and acts of kindness are the equivalent of all the mitzvot of the Torah"
"Great is tzedakah, for since the day that the world was created until this day the world stands upon tzedakah" – Midrash
If one is careful regarding the Mitzvah of Tzedakah, it attests to the fact that one is a blessed child of Hashem, as the pasuk says (Bereshit 18), “In order for him (Avraham) to command his children and his household after him to follow the path of Hashem by performing righteousness (Tzedakah) and justice.”
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
― Winston Churchhill
Your gift has the potential to change the lives of the most vulnerable in our society. Thank you for your generosity and kindness. May all the tzedakah that is given for this worthy cause precipitate the coming of our redemption.
Thank you again,