Hello Everyone!

Please help to support me run in the Walt Disney World 1/2 Marathon by donating generously to Sephardic Bikur Holim.

I am running in Honor of my father, Nemo!

From a young age, I have these fond memories of my dad being this amazing runner.  As far as I can remember, he was always running on the boardwalk.  He would get into a zone and run so far without even realizing how far he'd gone.  He would sometimes end up so far from home that he'd have to call up my mom from a payphone to ask to pick him up!

Back in grade school, I distinctly remember always being so proud telling my dad whenever I would win a race during recess.  Well, now I have that chance again to tell him that I'm going to be taking part of a magical half-marathon for an amazing cause!

He is my inspiration every time i tighten my laces every morning.  My real goal is to help inspire & motivate him to continue with his physical therapy so he can get his legs moving effortlessly again.

I'm really excited to take on this challenge of running a half-marathon. The coolest part is that I'll be apart of a 250 person team running through DISNEY WORLD! I've never done something like this before so I'm really excited to see how far I can push myself.   Wow! 13.1 miles. How am I going to do this!!  I don't know exactly, but I am determined!

So off I go, I get on my sneakers, put on my headphones, and I just start running.  The pathway along the East River in NYC is gorgeous in the morning.  The sun rises, I smile.  It is picturesque.

I instinctively do Dad's signature "hop & skip into a run" move, that is ingrained in my head from watching my pops do that from so many years ago, as he kicked off his run.  As my body starts to warm up, the cold air around me suddenly feels refreshingly welcome. I get it now!  I never understood until now why those runner's always dressed so bare in the cold winter weather!

I wave & say "Ni Hao" to the man fishing along the river - I see him every time I go for a run. He gives me great big smile back. 

I feel like I'm apart of something, I'm a Runner now! I'm part of Team SBH!

I kindly ask that you help contribute towards my goal.  I'm raising money for Sephardic Bikur Holim.  This is an incredible organization that that helps out so many different people in so many different ways.  Words can not describe how impactful this organization is. 

You can learn more about SBH here: https://sbhonline.org/about-us/ 

All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Thanks for your support!

Sammy


GOAL:
6000
AMOUNT RAISED:
4654
Recent Donors
$180
Linda And Kevin Brown
In honor of the Chalme's. Go get em Sammy!
$101.00
Steven Cohen
Good luck Sam!
$52.00
Jonathan Benun
$50.00
Donna Panner
Good luck Sammy!
$36
Irving Safdieh
$20.00
Michelle Lisanti
$50.00
Rebecca Santiago
Good luck Sammy!!
$50.00
George Saade
Good Luck!
$60
ROSALYN BOLES-EVANS
FROM DISNEY TECH TEAM (LOURDES AND ROSALYN) - HAVE FUN AND ENJOY RUN DAY!
$131.00
Eli Yedid
go Sammy!! i'm paying charity $10 per mile, good luck, and finish strong!
$50.00
Dhwani Patel
$100.00
Donald Clark
Good luck Sammy!
$100
David Dweck
I love your inspiration. There in only one Nemo!!
$18.00
Elana Ades
Good Luck Sammy!!!
$52.00
Steven Dwek
$100.00
Michal Tawil
Sammy, so proud to be your aunt. you are such a committed husband and father, and committed to helping Am Israel. Love you.
$50.00
Mike Perez
Good Luck Sammy!
$120
Joseph Nachmani
$36
Anonymous Sponsor
$101
Anonymous Sponsor
$100
Michael Cohen
$101.00
Chuckie Seruya
Good luck!
$25.00
Anna D'Amato
Good Luck Sammy!
$36
Ellen Cohen
Good Luck Sammy!
$52.00
Letova Team
$36
Victor Gindi
👍🏻👍🏻
$101.00
David Tawil
Keep your mouth running
$52.00
Michael Setyon
Run like an antelope Sam!
$180
Daniel Goldring
$101.
Vicki Hoffstein
Way to go Sammy!
$36
Raquel Laniado
$101.00
Elliot Levy
$50
AVI SONPAL
GOOD LUCK SAMMY!
$25.00
Joanna McQuaid
Tear It Up, Sammy. I am super impressed.
$40.00
Margo Hanan
So Awesome! Good Luck Sammy!
$500
Anonymous Sponsor
Sammy, You're the Best!
$500
YUAN REN
$36.00
Marc Shapiro
$500
Anonymous Sponsor
Go Sammy!!
$52.00
Lauren Benun
Good luck!
$36
Jeremy Schall
Nice Sammy!
$200
Alexander Demidovich
$50.00
Scott Mills
$18.00
Emily Waingort
$50.00
Morris Grazi
$101
Anonymous Sponsor
Good luck Sammy!
$118.00
Lisa Levina
Dear Sammy, wish you the fastest and speedy accomplishment of this race!