Dear Friends and Family:
Cari and I will be taking on the challenge of the 2013 Ramah Israel Bike Ride next April, to support Tikvah and all the incredibly inspiring special needs programs at Ramah camps.
The challenge is both to be able to finish the ride, which will take place in the mountainous terrain from Jerusalem to Eilat through the Negev desert, as well as to raise as much funding as possible to help with scholarships and staff training for these special needs programs.
Our first Ramah Israel Ride in 2011 was an amazing success. With the generosity of our friends and family, Cari and I were able to raise over $8,000 from over 70 people. Together with 40 other riders, we raised over $150,000 for our special needs programs, which has helped bring many more children to our summer programs with needed scholarship support, and has provided more professional training and networking for the hard-working staff of these programs.
Would you please consider helping to sponsor our participation in this Ramah movement-wide fund raiser for special needs programs? Any amount will be greatly appreciated and will make a difference in the lives of children, teens and young adults with Autism, Aspergers, Down Syndrome and other conditions of developmental delay who can attend camp and be inspired and nurtured there.
Might you consider riding with us? We'd love to have you join if you can. Let me know if you want to talk about it or visit the website at www.RamahBikeRide.org. If you aren’t a biker, you can join us as part of our parallel Ramah Hiking Adventure (www.RamahHikeTrip.org)
and have a blast on hikes outside Jerusalem, in the Ramon Crater in the Negev, and in the mountains overlooking Eilat and the beautiful Red Sea.
If you know of any business that might be interested in a Corporate Sponsorship, we'd be delighted to approach them. With a mailing list of 40,000 and expecting lots of attention during the ride in Israel, this is also a great place for others to see a company logo and name, on signs, riding jerseys, and our website and e-blasts. Just let me know.
Thanks so much for considering a gift. You can mail a check to National Ramah, 3080 Broadway, NY, NY 10027 or simply make an on-line donation right here on this page.
Many thanks for your consideration.
Mitch and Cari