Dear Friend: You may already know that I’m training to run the Miami Half-Marathon in January. As it happens, today is also #GivingTuesday, the perfect time to maximize your contribution.
Running a marathon/half marathon is a personal challenge, but I'm not in this just for the glory. I'm running for something important. I don't want, I NEED to raise money for Chai Lifeline, a wonderful organization dedicated to helping very sick children and their families. I heard about this and I had to do something.
However, I know I can't do it alone. I NEED your help.
Chai Lifeline is an international organization that provides year-round emotional, social, and ﬁnancial support to more than 3,000 children and their families every year. Chai Lifeline's goal is to bring joy to children and hope to their families, enabling them to live full and happy lives despite the presence of illness. Their most famous program is Camp Simcha (and its sister camp, Camp Simcha Special); every year these two camps offer 400 kids a chance to forget about illness and just be kids again.
(To learn more about Chai Lifeline, visit my embedded website, https://www.teamlifeline.org/my/61172.)
Because I believe so strongly in Chai Lifeline’s work, I’ve decided to run the Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon. I plan to raise over $3,600 by race day and I hope you will help me reach this goal by making a small tax-deductible donation of $100. Your support is a critical part of this effort and I know that together we can make a difference to these children. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and the Team Lifeline website makes donations quick, easy, and secure.
The Team Lifeline website is easy to use and making a donation will only take a minute, so please visit my personal web page at the Team Lifeline site (insert your Team Lifeline web address here) today. You can also send a check, made payable to Chai Lifeline, to me at (your address). If your company has a matching gift program, your gift may be doubled or tripled. If you send the paperwork to me with your check, Chai Lifeline will complete the form and send it to your employer.
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.
The link to donate, once more, is: https://www.teamlifeline.org/my/61172.
I look forward to keeping you informed of my progress as a runner.
P.S. I hope you will also forward this to anyone you feel might be interested in supporting Chai Lifeline. Together we will make a difference.