Hi and welcome to my marathon sponsor page!
My name is Brooke Rubinoff and I am excited to tell you that this March I will be running the Jerusalem Marathon as part of Team Shalva!
Shalva is an organization that has been around for almost 30 years and has been providing transformative care to individuals with disabilities and their family members in the warmest and most loving environment for nearly 30 years. From infancy through adulthood, this amazing organization provides leading-edge therapies, inclusive educational frameworks, social and recreational activities, employment training, independent living, respite programs regardless of religion, ethnic background or financial capability! Shalva is an incredible place and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
I became interested in running this marathon as helping children with special needs is something that I’m very passionate about. This all started when I decided to volunteer with Friendship Circle. This organization is strictly dedicated to helping kids with special needs. I would visit a child with special needs every week and act as a friend to them. I was also lucky enough to have the opportunity to volunteer at Shalva this summer and I can by far say that it was the highlight of my trip.
I am doing my part to support this amazing organization by running, and I need your help. I'll take care of the training 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,