Dear Family and Friends,
I am excited to share with you that I am an official member of Team Sharsheret for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon!
As many of you know, it is particularly meaningful for me to race on behalf of Sharsheret, not only because it is my sister’s vision, but also due to the support she was provided when the chain came full circle. In the wake of my sister Rochelle’s passing, I have found immense comfort in hearing about the wonderful resource Sharsheret is for many friends and thousands of others locally and nationally.
Through her deep love for and devotion to family and the Jewish community, Rochelle created Sharsheret to provide the culturally-relevant resources and support to Jewish women and their loved ones that she lacked during her first diagnosis in 2002. The exceptional organization Sharsheret has become truly embodies her values through her commitment to provide support with dignity, professionalism, and compassion.
When people ask me to describe Rochelle, I do it in one sentence: She was great at life. She approached any endeavor and obstacle with such zeal and always gave a hundred percent. She began running marathons and triathlons after her first diagnosis and inspired me to challenge my mind and body through her spirited accounts of these achievements. I can't think of a better way to honor her memory than by continuing her legacy of Sharsheret doing something that made her feel so alive and invincible.
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.
I’ve heard my sister say many times that nothing has given her life more meaning than sharing, worldwide, Sharsheret’s mission. Rochie, I wish we'd gotten the chance to accomplish this by racing together, but I'm going to kick the shit out of option B.
Thank you, in advance, for your support and see you at the sidelines!
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