Aron Klein via Crowdrise
November 04, 2011
BENEFITING: BEIT TSHUVAH
ORGANIZER: BEIT TSHUVAH
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012
Thank you for checking out my Marathon Fundraising page! As many of you know, the past year as been a year of big changes in my life. I have spent the past year discovering who I really am and what I can do to make the world a better place. Beit T'shuvah helped me at the very beginning of this year of change and continues to be a refuge for me. On Friday nights, I pray with a community that grows personally and collectively day by day. And during the week I run with an amazing team. Together, we are all learning to live life on life's terms and share in each other's successes and support each other during hard times.
I tried to start running last fall, but didn't put my heart into it. I tried running once a week with no success. I felt like a failure and gave up. Fast-forward to March. On a pouring rain Sunday morning, I met a good friend and early running supporter at the finish line of the LA Marathon. I saw people of all shapes and sizes finishing the Marathon and started to wonder... Fast forward to the summer. I saw the ad for the Beit T'shuvah marathon training team in the Shabbat bulletin. I tore it out and put it in my pocket. "I can do it" I thought to myself.
Since the end of August, I have been running 3-4 times each week. My mileage has steadily increased and after running a half marathon on October 30, 26.2 doesn't seem so far off!
Beit T'shuvah has worked miracles in my life and saves lives every day. Please consider supporting them by pledging whatever you are able and comfortable giving!
BEIT TSHUVAH wrote -
Team Beit T’Shuvah is back for its 3rd year in a row as an official participating LA Marathon charity and could not be more excited! We are welcoming both new and returning members to our team and looking forward to another successful year. We want every member on our team to have a positive life-changing experience and are committed to doing all we can to help that happen. By running with Team Beit T’Shuvah you will be raising funds to help people recover from addictive and behavioral disorders, recover their passion and discover their purpose. Join our team and help us Run to Save a Soul at the 2012 LA Marathon. For more information visit www.beittshuvah.org/marathon
Here’s How it Works:
- Train with our team every Sunday morning at various W.LA locations (26 week training program led by 4 experienced Coaches)
- Raise $200 to get a Run to Save a Soul shirt.
- Raise $500 to get a seat at our Team Beit T’Shuvah dinner the night before the race.
- Raise $1000 to get your race registration paid and a spot in a Team Beit T’Shuvah hotel room the night before the race (2 runners per room.)
*Minimum fundraising requirement is $1000 and the fundraising deadline is March 1, 2012.
Beit T’Shuvah is a unique healing spiritual community that assists individuals and families seeking recovery from and prevention of addictive and behavioral disorders. Beit T’Shuvah offers services to people regardless of their ability to pay. We have never turned anyone away due to lack of funds. Our vision is to reduce the incidence of addiction and other harmful behaviors through individual and family education. The Beit T'Shuvah campus is located in West Los Angeles. The facility is a homey setting where approximately 120 residents interact with clinical staff in a healing atmosphere that emphasizes faith-based recovery and the values of the Jewish community. We provide the tools to find a happier, more balanced life, including the following comprehensive integrated programs: 12 Step Program, Psychotherapy, Creative Arts Therapies, Meditation Practice, Mind-Body Fitness, Career Development, and Jewish Study. For more information visit www.beittshuvah.org
To donate to Team Beit T’Shuvah or any of its members please visit www.crowdrise.com/TeamBeitTShuvahLAMarathon2012/fundraiser/BeitTshuvah
Official Website: www.beittshuvah.org
Contact: Alison Ditlove 310.204.5200 ext.230