Last summer, I took part in Bike4Chai, an exhilarating 100-mile cycling event benefiting the children and families of Chai Lifeline. The ride ends with “the world’s greatest finish line” at Camp Simcha, greeted by many of the kids Chai Lifeline helps. My one regret last year was that I was unable to manage the 100 miles, and had to take a shorter, 58-mile route. This year, I am training harder, with the goal of being among those who complete the longer ride.
Of course, what really matters is the donations we raise in support of 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, 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 $10,000, and I hope you will help me reach this goal. All donations are 100% tax-deductible. Please contribute generously to this important cause by clicking on the donate button now. On behalf of the children of Chai Lifeline, thank you for your support.
P. S. For more information regarding this ride please visit bike4chai.org