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 bike4chai.org
Getting ready for 2023 ride! 5 days of grueling chemotherapy
raised of $18,000 goal
$2,500.001. Thomas Shields
$1,800.002. Matt Teichman
$1,000.003. 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
$500.004. Paltiel And Amy Myers
$500.005. Irvin Naiman
$500.006. Chaim Freeman
$500.007. John Boender
$500.008. Richard Meyers
Go Larry, this year means more than ever!
$500.009. Zvi Guttman
Donation l'zecher nishmas Marc, a wonderful and caring attorney and colleague who will be missed, and l'zchus a refuah shelaima for Yitzchak/Larry, a dear friend of many years and the best bankruptcy accountant in the business. הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא יִמָּלֵּא רַחֲמִים עָלָיו לְהַחֲלִימוֹ וּלְרַפְּאֹתוֹ וּלְהַחֲזִיקוֹ וּלְהַחֲיוֹתוֹ, וְיִשְׁלַח לוֹ מְהֵרָה רְפוּאָה שְׁלֵמָה מִן הַשָּׁמַיִם לְרַמַ"ח אֵבָרָיו וּשְׁסָ"ה גִּידָיו בְּתוֹךְ שְׁאָר חוֹלֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, רְפוּאַת הַנֶּפֶשׁ וּרְפוּאַת הַגּוּף, הַשְׁתָּא בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב
$500.0010. Esther And Jason Sloves
$500.0011. Batsheva Sloves
$400.0012. Susan And Roger Schlossberg
Larry -- Susan and I continue to be in awe of your dedication and enthusiasm for this very important and worthy cause. We are proud to push you over $17,000 with this gift and we are certain that you will achieve your goal.
$360.0013. Ted Rouse
Bike for La Chaim and for Larry !
$360.0014. Ari Bregin
$360.0015. Uri Kerbel
$360.0016. Marc & Gail Isaacson
Larry…wishing you a speedy and full recovery!!
$360.0017. Yaakov And Judy Gross
$250.0018. Yehuda Fishkind
$250.0019. Bob & Liora Refua
In honor of a good friend and best CPA ever..
$250.0020. Paul Nochumowitz
$250.0021. Shlomo And Mindy Spetner
$250.0022. Warren A Weinberg
I am happy to be included as one of the many donors in Marc Appel's memory. I praise you for doing your long bike journey in his memory. As a cancer patient to be doing this make you a real Champion! Larry, keep fighting and do not give up! You can and will win.
If I understand that Larry Strauss has cancer, I am very sorry.. I hope things somehow work out for him.
$250.0024. Waldman, Grossfeld, Appel & Baer, P.A.
We are very happy to support Larry and honored that our friend and partner, Marc Appel’s legacy continues to live on in those who were fortunate enough to have been touched by him.
$200.0025. Andrea Desai
$200.0026. Valerie Azer
$200.0027. Moshe Grunhaus
Refuah Shleima Larry!
$180.0029. Lee Jay & Debbie Lowenstein
$180.0030. Shlomie And Sorie Lax
In gratitude for Yitzchok's recovery
$180.0031. Sam Rosenblatt
In Memory of Dr. Sandra Rosenblatt
$180.0032. Vadim Bakaev
$180.0033. Yechiel And Miriam Weill
In the zechus of your complete and speedy refuah!
$180.0034. Yaakov Chaikin
Refuah Sheleima! We are davening for you!
$180.0036. Isaac Yair
$180.0037. Neal And Terry Meiselman
In memory of Marc Appel. May his memory be a blessing.
$180.0038. Sandy Appel, Morgan Appel & Lindsay Holliday
Lindsay Holliday, Morgan Appel and I are very appreciative to Larry Strauss for honoring the memory of Marc Appel, beloved husband, father and "Saba" of Brooks.
$125.0039. Avi And Debbie Erblich
$100.0040. Larry And Sarah Esther Strauss
$100.0042. Kathryn Katy
For Morgan ♥️
$100.0043. Richard Pototsky
$100.0044. Rabbi Joseph Greenfield
$100.0045. Helega Dajani
$100.0046. Bruce E. Kauffnan
Good luck Larry and thank you for your efforts!
$100.0047. Sean Logan
Go Larry! Thank you for doing this.
$100.0048. Jacob Colein
$100.0049. Scott Cholewczynski
Larry, Peace and blessings. Strength - courage and prayers I speak over you as you fight . To overcome.
What a beautiful memorial to Marc!
$100.0051. John Hoffman
You are going to beat this! Enjoy the ride.
$100.0052. Baruch Levine
Refua Shleima Yitzchak! Hashem should imbue you with the same strength and determination you have so beautifully displayed till now and IY"H till 120!
$100.0053. Rochelle Arbuah-Aning
$100.0054. Christina Hoffman Warnick
Best Wishes Larry for a speedy and full recovery! Good luck with the bike ride. Christina and Harvey Warnick
$100.0055. Rebecca Ezra
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
$100.0056. Ben And Rivka Gruen
Uncle Yitzchak we are so lucky to have you as our favorite uncle :) You never cease to turn any challenge into something positive which is a true inspiration for us and so many others. We are rooting and davening for you all the way to the finish line!
$100.0057. Latasha Murphy
$100.0059. Jennifer Taylor
It’s amazing that you’re doing this while fighting your own battle. 💪🏽
$100.0060. Melanie, Keith and Logan Lewis
In memory of our very special Uncle Marc. We hope you raise a lot of money for this worthy cause.
$72.0061. Howard Goldman III
$54.0062. Jessica & Tom Nixon
In loving memory of Marc Appel and for his family ❤️
$54.0064. Shmuel And Tzivia Davis
Refua shelayma b'karov!!!
$54.0065. Myrna Mitnick
Wishing you good health and long life!
$54.0067. Yisroel Gelber
in honor of Rabbi Strauss!
$54.0068. Alan Aharon Newman
Larry, I have always admired your commitment to everything that you do, you are a role model to so many, wishing you a refuah sheleima and many safe rides (together) for many years to come BEZ"H.
$50.0069. Jordan Settle
In memory of Marc and hope you can get the treatment you need!
$50.0070. Moshe And Naomi Berry
In honor of Rabbi Strauss. Good luck!!!!!!!!
$50.0071. Anshel And Meira
We love you! We're so proud of you! Keep being strong and fighting for us! Looking forward to seeing you, Daddy, and Chaim David at the finish line!
$50.0072. Jamie Dashoff
Thank you for honoring my uncle!!! Very proud of you!
$50.0073. Heather Rosenker
Be bike strong.
$50.0074. Rabbi Yonah & Aliza Sklare
$50.0075. Marc Appel
In honor of Marc Appel he was loved dearly 💖 Love Hope Metzger
$36.0077. Brad E. Kauffman
Hi Larry: Stay strong and keep fighting! We are behind you.
$36.0078. Yehuda And Michelle Mond
Go Larry!! You got this!
$36.0079. Nissan Seleh
$36.0080. Diane And Ari Weintraub
In honor of our dear friends Yitzchok and Esther
$36.0081. David Solomon
$36.0082. Dani & Ora Zuckerbrod
$36.0083. Deborah & Aiton Marizan
May you have an easy and successful ride.
$36.0085. Chaim And Tova Jaffee
$36.0086. Cindy Rosenstein
In memory of Marc Appel 💕
$36.0087. Nosson And Leorah Greenfield
refuah shlaima ,iyh, go yitzchak go
$36.0088. Tzvi & Shaindy Shear
Refuah Shelaima. All the best
$36.0089. Morgan And Bobby Quinn
In honor of Marc Appel ❤️
$36.0090. Debbie Schwartz
In memory of Marc Appel!
$25.0091. Emily Buck
$25.0092. Mordy Sanders
Wishing you a complete recovery and lots of Mazel and Bracha
$18.0093. Morgan Quinn
In honor of Marc Appel ❤️
$18.0094. Jonathan Leiman
$18.0095. Arlene Katz
in honor of both our recoveries.
$18.0096. Benyamin Ziman
Go Larry! You inspire ALL of Klal Yisroel !!
$18.0097. Bonnie S Proch
Such a great cause!
$18.0098. Yehudis Rosenberg
$18.0099. M&S Greenfield
We love you Larry. Keep making us proud!
$15.00100. Raymond Stern
$10.00101. Micah Males
$10.00102. Adam Shulman
Total Amount Raised since 2022
$10,130.00raised in 2022