Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues,
This May, Myles and I are participating in a 5-day bike ride in Israel to raise funds and awareness for children, adolescents and young adults with special needs. This is a personal athletic challenge, and we are proud to be participating with a wonderful organization, Camp Ramah, a leader in summer camping and a pioneer in special needs programs for more than 40 years. Years ago when Myles was the Palmer Ramah Camp doctor, we got to witness first hand the wonderful program and saw how the inclusion of the children with special needs brought a special warmth to everyone at the camp.
As participants in the ride, we have committed to raise $7,200 and we are writing to ask for your help. We hope you will consider a gift to support this important cause. Please use the link in this email to donate online quickly and securely, and to learn more about my progress. You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.
Each donation will help Ramah offer additional scholarships and make camp more affordable to families with children with special needs. It will also invest in the training and development of the incredible staff members who dedicate their summers to working with these wonderful kids. Today, eight Ramah camps offer 14 programs for kids, adolescents and young adults with special needs. Some of these programs focus on an inclusion approach to special needs education, others provide vocational programs for young adults, and others offer family camps for kids, siblings and parents. For more information on all 14 programs, click here.
We are hoping that our participation in the Ramah Israel Bike Ride will help make it a little easier for these families to give their child the gift of summer camp.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Sharon and Myles Akabas
P.S. We would appreciate it if you would forward this email to as many people as you can to encourage them to donate as well. Thanks again.