Welcome to my marathon sponsor page!
Hi! This March I will be running as part of Team Shalva in the Jerusalem Marathon! This year I will be running the 5k, but maybe I’ll run even farther in future years Biezrat Hashem!
This marathon has been dubbed one of the hardest in the world, and I am known by my friends and family to be wildly unathletic, so why on earth am I doing it?
The reason is Shalva.
Shalva 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!
Simply put, Shalva is an incredible place and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The staff is so loving and kind and goes above and beyond to make the center a home away from home. I have been doing my part locally by volunteering locally at Friendship Circle, another organization for children with special needs, but it was time for me to go bigger!
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 of $3000, and together we'll be supporting this truly special place. If your company has a matching gift program, please let me know so I can connect you with Shalva. I am also obviously very excited for the added bonus of traveling to the holy land for the second time in my life, and of course seeing my older brother Rami, who is in Israel for the year studying at Yeshivat Orayta.
Thank you in advance for your help and generosity even though I know you are probably getting plenty of other emails asking for donations I am so thankful for people who have decided to support me.