Ilana's SI Half Marathon Run

What seemed at some point impossible, only took 5 sessions with a personal trainer to get my brain to remember what it is to be fit and healthy. Almost 3 years later, I stand before everyone new and improved without any surgery or crazy fad unhealthy diet. My journey isnt over, it is just beginning. Now, I am challenged by Jessica Azad, as well as have challenged my own personal fitness to complete the Staten Island Half Marathon on Sunday, October 12, 2014. 13.1 miles seems for some a breeze but for others a long road out of breath. While taking each stride to the finish line, I would like to also raise money for two organizations that mean a lot to me.

Firstly, I would like to donate half the proceeds to the Roots-NY organization. With this organization as well RAJE, I have grown to be apart of and feel like a difference is being made in the jewish world of the YJP crowd. Roots is a new kind of Jewish non-for-profit organization that doesn’t try and tell you who you should be or what you should know. We get you. Because we are you. Our mission is to empower Jews to take ownership of their heritage and to cultivate tomorrow’s leaders for the Jewish world. 

Secondly, I would like to raise the other half of the proceeds to Chai Lifeline. Since 1987, Chai Lifeline's mission has been to restore the light of childhood to children whose innocence ended when life-threatening or lifelong illness was diagnosed.
Through programs that address the emotional, social, and financial needs of seriously ill children, their families, and communities, Chai Lifeline restores normalcy to family life, and better enables families to withstand the crises and challenges of serious pediatric illness.

Give what you can in any way that you can may it be by joining me in the run or providing some funds, or becoming a member of either organization. They both deserve our funds because they are both making differences in this world and the next. I want to thank you all for helping these causes and supporting me in all my journeys that I carry out both personal and social for all. See you all across the finish line!
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Ilana Koyfman 
Staten Island, NY
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