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Larry Strauss - In Memory of Marc Appel - Kidney Cancer 2022

Larry Strauss | BALTIMORE, MD

Larry Strauss

I have cancer! Last summer I participated in Bike4Chai, an exhilarating and challenging cycling event to benefit the children and families of Chai Lifeline who are stricken by terrible diseases, including cancer. My friend Marc Appel complained of back pain, his doctors thought it was just a typical pulled muscle, and they did not suspect cancer. Unfortunately, by the time Marc's cancer was discovered, he only had a short time to live. Last month, my back started to hurt, and my doctors also said it is probably a pulled muscle. Only due to Marc's experience, did I insist on a blood test to make sure that it wasn't cancer. SURPRISE. I have Stage 2c cancer! I am so sorry for Marc's loss. He was such a fine individual and a very special person. I thank him for helping me and for probably saving my life. I have been saying Kaddish for him every day in his memory. I am committed to doing the ride this year (If I am unable to due to my chemotherapy schedule, my son David has accepted the position). Before now, I have never experienced chemotherapy, and I have a new appreciation of how difficult it is both physically and emotionally. Every mile I ride and every dollar I raise will help support critical programs and services for more than 6,000 families impacted by illness, crisis, and loss. These services include counseling and case management, meals delivered to hospitals and homes, transportation to medical appointments, emergency financial assistance, insurance advocacy, i-Shine afterschool programming, Big Brothers/Sisters, crisis and trauma intervention, and Chai Lifeline’s flagship medically-supervised summer programs, Camp Simcha, Camp Simcha Special, and Camp Simcha Without Borders. I’ve committed to raising $15,000 for this important cause and I hope I can count on you to help me reach my goal. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.  Life for a child with cancer, disability, or other serious illness is grueling. From the moment of diagnosis, Chai Lifeline’s dedicated staff and volunteers are there to provide joy, hope, and unparalleled care throughout the turbulent medical journey. Please contribute generously by clicking on the donate button now. On behalf of the children and families of Chai Lifeline, thank you for your support. Larry PS. For more information regarding this ride please visit

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Marc Appel


Getting ready for 2023 ride! 5 days of grueling chemotherapy

2022 ride


raised of $18,000 goal


1. Thomas Shields
2. Matt Teichman
3. Larry Isaac Strauss
In honor of my father Shlomo ben Shmuel A"H and also in thanks to the Almighty for successfully finishing my fourth and FINAL round of chemo. SO FAR SO GOOD!!! Final testing in about a month. Keep praying for me Leib Yitzchok ben Chana
4. Paltiel And Amy Myers
5. Irvin Naiman
6. Chaim Freeman
Refuah Shleima
Member of

Team Baltimore


Fundraising History

Total Amount Raised since 2022
raised in 2022
102 donors