This summer, I am excited to once again to join New England's Team Midnight Riders and ride in Bike4Chai, a 150-mile cycling event benefiting the children and families of Chai Lifeline.
I am dedicating my ride to the full and speedy recovery of my friend Aryeh: אריה דוד בן יהודית שירה
Aryeh is a former Camp Simcha volunteer, where he selflessly gave of his time and energy to add joy to the lives of kids with cancer and other serious illnesses. Now he battles cancer himself. He has a wife, a little baby, an incredible family, and a huge circle of friends who are hoping and praying for his recovery. I grew up across the street from Aryeh constantly playing with him and his two older brothers (who were all significantly better than me at all sports). I count his entire family among my closest friends.
Every mile I ride and every dollar I raise will help support more than two-dozen essential programs for more than 6,000 children and families confronting pediatric 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, Project Chai crisis intervention, and Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, Chai Lifeline’s flagship medically-supervised summer programs.
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.
My objective is to raise $5,000, and I hope you will help me reach this goal. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
If you are in a position to do so, please consider contributing to my campaign, by clicking on the donate button.
If you would like to be a Team Midnight Riders corporate sponsor, please contact me at email@example.com to discuss.
On behalf of the children of Chai Lifeline, Aryeh, and myself, thank you for your support.
PS. For more information regarding this ride please visit bike4chai.org