Dear Friends and Family,
I wanted to tell you about my decision to run in the Jerusalem Marathon on March 20th, 2020 as part of Team Bialik for Team Shalva, the largest team in the marathon. I have decided to run in memory of my Bubby Maxine who spent years of her teenage and adult life volunteering for the Jewish community in Montreal, abroad and especially in Israel. One of her major interests was ensuring that meaningful organizations received the funds that they needed to ensure programs for those less fortunate.
Shalva provides transformative care for children with disabilities in Israel, empowering their families and promoting social inclusion. All the services in this warm and welcoming organization are available to thousands of children regardless of religion, ethnic background or financial capability.
Shalva's facilities and care is state of the art, including their fitness center with semi-Olympic and hydrotherapy pools, countless classrooms and therapy spaces used by programs from newborns and mothers through the after-school program for elementary and high school students. Shalva is also home to six acres of completely accessible and inclusive parks, a 400-seat auditorium with unprecedented wheelchair access, a café with employees who are Shalva alumnae and much, much more.
I am so happy to be doing my part to support this inspiring organization by running, and I need your help to reach my fundraising goals.I plan to raise over $3000.00 and hope you will help me reach this goal by making a donation – anything helps! Your generous support will be much appreciated and you can sponsor me with a 100% tax-deductible donation on the easy-to-use Team Shalva website.
If your company has a matching gift program, please let me know so I can connect you with Shalva. And please feel free to share this website with anyone who you think might be interested in donating to Shalva.
I hope that together we can help support this truly special place. On behalf of the children and families of Shalva, thank you in advance for your help and generosity.
Eytan Sigman Zlotnik.