Welcome to my marathon sponsor page!
This March I will be running as part of Team Shalva in the Jerusalem Marathon in honor of my cousin Lilian Cassab.
Lilian is a 15 year old girl who was born with a disability in her legs and she is unfortunately unable to walk. However, despite her disability she is one of the strongest people I know and continues smiling everyday with full perseverance. I've decided to run with Team Shalva in order to remind everyone how strong and capable these children are despite their disabilities. We all have a disability and these children are able to inspire us to smile and push through our everyday lives no matter what obstacle we are faced with.
This marathon has been dubbed 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.
I am doing my part to support this amazing organization by running, and I need your help.
I'll take care of 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.
Thank you in advance for your help and generosity.