This bike ride is the primary fundraiser for Camp Simcha, the special needs camp, that our daughter Pearl attended for eight years. Although camp session was but two weeks, she looked forward to those two weeks the entire year. My goal to raise $18,000 will be enough to help two campers like Pearl experience camp tuition free and create memories and friendships that can last a lifetime. Therefore, I will be partaking in a life-changing event: a 180-mile bike ride through NY, NJ and PA to raise much needed funds for this extraordinary cause. This is no ordinary ride; it’s a bicycling event ending at Camp Simcha. Camp Simcha is a remarkable overnight camp that provides sessions for children with disabilities as well as other sessions for seriously ill children, with a vacation from the day to day. The two weeks of camp restore the spirit and reignites love for a life thats worth living.
Life for a child with a physical disability or some other serious illness is a lot like what you imagine it would be. Chai Lifeline’s flagship programs, Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, offer 430 children a chance to just be kids again and have a great time. Camp Simcha is an oasis of fun, of joy, of new friends, and of peace for children experiencing things we can only imagine. To learn more about Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha special, visit campsimcha.org.
I will depart on the two-day ride Wednesday, August 12, 2020. My objective is to raise $18,000 or more by then, and I hope you will help me reach this goal. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
Please contribute by clicking on the donate button located on this page now.
Thank you for supporting me and, in doing so, helping children like Pearl enjoy a summer camp like no other!
PS. See if you can spot Pearl in one of the video clips on my page. Her smiling face says it best!