I am excited to share with you that I am an official member of Team Sharsheret for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon! I have run two half marathons (2009 and 2016), but never a full and in November, 2020, I will do just that!
I have already begun to train for my race, and am inspired and super-pumped to undertake this rigorous challenge as I am doing it in support of an amazing organization - Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast and ovarian cancer at every stage—before, during, and after diagnosis.
It is particularly meaningful for me to race on behalf of Sharsheret because I was deeply connected since before its inception. My very dear friend, Rochelle Shoretz (Rochie) created Sharsheret in 2001, after her diagnosis when we were 28 years old.
Sharsheret was the only organization that provided the vital culturally-relevant support they were desperately seeking. As I continually hear about the wonderful resource Sharsheret is for many friends and thousands of others locally and nationally, I wonder how I could do more. How can I make a difference? By taking on this personal challenge and joining with the other members of Team Sharsheret I have found my answer.
As a member of this incredible Team, I have pledged to raise funds (which I hope to greatly exceed!) in support of Sharsheret’s breast cancer and ovarian cancer programs and services. I am asking you to please support me in my athletic and fundraising efforts as I take on this challenge. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Thank you, in advance, for your support!