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Jewish Communal Fund

ING New York City Marathon 2007
Training buddies: Robert Morris

Donations as of September 20, 2014:

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$11,828.00 Raised Online
$11,828.00 Total Raised

In Memory of Zack Meller

Dear Friends and Family,

I will be running 26.2 miles in the upcoming ING New York City Marathon on November 4th. All proceeds raised from this event will go to the Zack Meller Foundation, within the Jewish Communal Fund.

The Zack Meller Foundation was established in memory of my son, Zack Meller.  He lived a short and difficult 17 months, but his life had a significant impact on all those who knew him. 
 
The foundation's goals are to educate others about the needs of chronically ill children and their families through educational programs in schools, hospitals and communities.  To-date the foundation has held several such programs.  At Mount Sinai Hospital, the pediatric residents are currently involved in a program called PROJECT DOCC (Delivery of Chronic Care) that has been sponsored and overseen by the foundation.  The program enables parents of chronically ill children to teach pediatric residents about their lives, and helps these young doctors to become more compassionate physicians.  The residents are invited into their homes and exposed to a typical day in the life of a child who has multiple medical and social needs, as well as the physical and emotional stress on the family.  The program has been hugely successful and a wonderful opportunity for both parents and residents to learn from each other.
 
Another program that was held was called SOARING WORDS.  First grade students were involved in decorating bright blankets and pillows that were then distributed to about 30 children in pediatric unit of Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem.  One parent, upon her son receiving this gift, cried and said "I didn't think anyone cared!".  The program also provided a wonderful opportunity for the first-graders to spend a morning activity focused on helping other children.
 
The first annual school-wide blood drive was held at S/A/R Academy in Riverdale, where over 70 pints of blood were collected.  Students were taught about the importance of blood donation, and how easy it is to spend just a few minutes in order to help save lives.  It showed them that a gift does not always have to be a game or a toy, but sometimes the greatest gift is one that can be given of oneself.
 
Your tax-deductible donation will help to create more vital programs such as these.  No amount is too small.
 
Zack Meller Foundation
c/o Jewish Communal Fund
575 Madison Avenue
Suite 703
New York, NY 10022
tel. (212) 752-8277
toll-free (866) 580-4523

Thank you for your support. 

Sincerely,

Shaun Meller

Supporters

Comment Donation
Andrea & Scott Gardenhour Yasher coach
Jennifer well done!
Roni & Alissa
The Bussetti Family Best Wishes Sean with much Love And Support!!!!
Blair Cowan Double if you break 2.5 hours!!!!
Woo-Woo Best wishes and stay hydrated!
Julia and Alberto Barugel
Karen and Marvin Sperling Good luck - May your inner strength carry you the entire distance
Adam Soffer
Trudy Album
Lia & Glenn Album Run, run, run...best of luck
Arthur and Debbie Smerling Good Luck!
Dolfman Family Good Luck!
Brian, Lacey, Alexander, Kayla & Zahava We Love You Shaun. Run Like the WIND !
Amy & Myron Eagle You make us proud
Stanley Raskas
Christian Roc
CustomInk .com
Amy and David Albalah & family Best of luck, kol hakavod! We are friends of Lia Album
Aari Itzkowitz
Joyce, Reuvaine, Danielle and Sam We'll be cheering for you!! Kol HaKavod!
Gilad, Keshet, Aviv & Roee Bar-Yadin B'vraha to you and your family
Jocelyn Kleinman good luck! Jocelyn and Joey
Rena Flaum
elana
The Brandeis Family Have a great run!
Skolnick Family Have a great Run ,you guys are an inspiring !!! Good Luck
Kathleen Morgan
Michelle and Aharon Moshe Roth May the journey be as fulfilling as the destination
Aliza and Yankie Major Behatzlacha!
Daniel Berman
Rachel and David Ashendorf Is it really 26 miles to Delion? Go Shaun
Simone and Mark Semer Kol hakavod!
Lisa & Joey B Chazak Ve'ematz!
Dana Wyles
Sima and Robert Friedman
Laifer Family Good luck Shaun
Lisa Hoda
Steven Farkas
Amanda, Meir and Chai Katz
Annie and Yale Baron
Shari and Josh Goldberg Best of luck - we will be watching!
Bini and Shana Krauss kol hakavod!
Michael LaPorte If I were in town, I'd run with you. But I am there in spirit.
John M. Cilmi
Norman and Debra Gordon Good luck Shaun!
Rivie, Shifra, Hadass, Chaim, Noa Leah, & Joey. Shaun - we will be cheering you from Israel- Bhatzlacha Raba!!!
Lauren Russo & Family
The Creaven Family/Lauren Russo
Stephanie & Harvey Lederman and Family

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