As I approach my Bat Mitzvah year, I am learning what it means to be a good person who can make a difference in the world.
On Sunday February 28th, together with my Bat Mitzvah group, I will be leading the Jump4Chai event for the children of Chai Lifeline. I am really excited to be planning and running this 'kids helping kids' event where in addition to the activities I will do, I will be able to choose how the money I raise will be used to benefit a child or family. In fact, I participated in the first Jump4Chai event when I was just 8 years old. This will be my fourth year participating and in addition, this year I get to help organize it.
When a child is born or diagnosed with a serious illness, the entire family is affected. Families can be torn apart as one parent moves into the hospital to be with the sick child. Siblings, already worried about a brother's, sister's or parent's health, suffer greatly when their daily routines are disrupted. Chai Lifeline Canada steps in, offering whatever is needed, bringing light, laughter and happiness into the darkest times.
This year, with families facing increased isolation and complications due to the Pandemic, Chai Lifeline Canada needs your help more than ever. This organization does incredible work and provides support to children who are battling serious illnesses. I am very fortunate that I will be able to choose how a family will benefit from the funds I raise.
Below is the link to my personal fundraising page.
At Chai Lifeline Canada we are passionately devoted to alleviating the burden of those facing medical challenges. From the moment of diagnosis, through the arduous months and years, in good times and bad, Canadian families have discovered that Chai Lifeline Canada is a friend for life.