This summer, for the third time, I am excited to take part in Bike4Chai, an exhilarating 100-mile cycling event benefiting the children and families of Chai Lifeline. Riding the past two years has been a tremendous experience. Words cannot convey the feeling that comes from seeing the happiness and joy of children whose lives are full of pain and uncertainty. These are kids who for most of the year have no reason to smile. For two weeks each summer they get to go to a place that transports them to a different world, a world of hope and happiness. We ride for them. We ride to make their lives a little bit easier, a little bit better. We ride to put smiles on the faces of these children and to provide them with a short time of normalcy, of being just like all the other kids.
This year I have decided to dedicate my ride and the money I raise in memory of my beloved Uncle Yoel, Rabbi Yoel Benyowitz Z"L. Uncle Yoel was a person who, in addition to being a tremendous Talmid Chochom and Masmid, was the kind of person who was everybody's friend. From the most distinguished Rabbi to the littlest kid in shul, he greeted everyone with the same warm smile and kind words. He genuinely cared about everyone he knew and always made sure everyone felt that they were important to him. He was a walking Pirkei Avos - he was a living example of how the Sages suggest a person should live his life and treat others. He was taken from us suddenly, far too soon, and he is missed terribly. May this endeavor be a zechus for his holy neshama.
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 $18,000, 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.
PS. For more information regarding this ride please visit bike4chai.org
In honor of the unsung heroes of Bike4Chai - the wives who sacrifice so much to allow their husbands to train!
Great cause and dedication. Ride safe.
Ride like the wind! Love, Bubby Marcia
!!לזכות רפואה שלימה בקרוב ממש
9.Mindy R Benyowitz
Thank you my Dear nephew and niece for this beautiful tribute to Uncle Yoel and for all that you do for our family. You are truly amazing and we love you dearly. We wish you only happiness. Aunt Mindy
Way to go!! Keep up the good work!!
11.Eli And Tamar Miller
12.Simcha and Chana Simanowitz
13.Barry & Sarah Simanowitz
Kol hakavod Shua always so proud of you.
14.Shmuel & Nechama Luxenburg
Hatzlacha on the ride!!
15.Ari And Michal Weiss
Shua, we're proud of you for dedicating your ride to Uncle Yoel z"l. It's a nechama to know that you are riding for an organization dedicated to making children smile. It's something he truly enjoyed doing.
Josh, great you are doing! Robb, Gail and Alex
20.Ariella, Pasey, Eliana, Ayala
We are so proud of you Daddy!
You are such an amazing role model for us!
We love you so much!
21.Naftali & Shani Benyowitz
This means so much, thank you!
Keep up the great work!
So proud of you Shua for raising $ for such a good cause. Refuos and yeshuos! Love, Uncle Tuvia & Tante Chaya & Akiva
In the זכות of a רפואה שלמה for our
25.Avrohom And Miriam Benyowitz
LZ"N Yoel Zev ben Chaim Avrohom
27.Hillel And Loni Goldman - Equitable Advisors
29.Yoni And Tova Herman
Keep up the great work!
30.Anita Preis Benoliel
Wishiing you hatzlacha rabbah!. So proud of all that you do for klall yisroel.
Rav Chaim and Bubby Preis
32.Menachem And Leeba Simon
Fine it is closer to summer !
36.Isser & Idie Goldsmith
Much hatzlacha reaching your goal.
In honor of Uncle Yoel
39.Dovid And Racheli Ribakow
In honor of our amazing brother, Refua Shelama may you be zoche to ride this year and for many more years to come.
40.Chezky And Adina Kosman
In honor of Shua . And in memory of a true friend, R' Yoel Benyowitz