The first summer of a new decade calls for action and therefore, for the second year in a row, I will be partaking in a life-changing event: a 180-mile bike ride through NY, NJ and PA. This is no ordinary ride; it’s an exhilarating cycling event ending at Camp Simcha, a remarkable overnight camp that provides seriously ill children with a vacation from sickness, restoring their spirits and renewing their determination to fight.
As our family knows first hand, life for a child with cancer or other serious illness is grueling. Our son was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia at age 3. Today, thank God, he is a healthy, active 9 year old boy in remission. Chai Lifeline was there for us on a daily basis during his 3+ year treatment protocol, with physical & emotional support, babysitting, treats, and games, and we can attest to their amazing work in supporting brave kids and families.
Life for a child with cancer or other serious illness is grueling; Chai Lifeline’s flagship programs, Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, offer 430 children a chance to forget about illness and just be kids again. Camp is an oasis of fun, of joy, and of peace for children experiencing dark and turbulent times. To learn more about Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha special, visit campsimcha.org.
My objective is to raise at least $20,000 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 now, or visit my fundraising page, at bike4chai.com/maxassoulin, and feel free to donate as much (or as little) as you can to this very special organization.
Thank you for supporting me and, in doing so, helping children and their families cope with the diagnosis, treatment, and aftermath of serious pediatric illness.
PS. For more information regarding this ride please visit bike4chai.org