Run for kids

February 25, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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Fancy going on a run? What if it’s for a good cause?

In Melbourne a team of dedicated individuals will run together in the annual Herald Sun CityLink ‘Run For The Kids’ will take place to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Run-for-kids-2This is a challenging run, split into two distances of 5.4km and 15.5km and can be complete as a walk or jog as well.

Created by former Bialikian, Leeor Chabat and fellow classmates, Miles for Smiles is one of the teams that will be participating in the run this year. Leeor always knew he wanted to bring the idea of Tikkun Olam into fruition and had a desire to focus on assisting those suffering with illnesses. Miles for Smiles is just one of the teams who are a part of this great cause and are ambitious in their charitable aims.

With a team on the ground speaking to individuals and community organisations, Miles for Smiles is aiming to bolster a large charitable response in order to donate the proceeds to the Royal Children’s Hospital. They are also going to schools and asking kids to get involved by drawing pictures or writing letters, to create emotional support for the children as well as aiming for financial donations for the hospital.

‘If you have the ability to give, do so and generously’ says Leeor.

‘It is our responsibility as humans, not just as Jews, to fulfil the principle of Tikkun Olam’

Their main goal is to raise over $10,000 for the hospital.

Their initial goals include gaining wider involvement from the wider community in any shape or form and encouraging all people to join them on a walk, jog or run on the day.

In addition, they also aim to get as many members of the Jewish community involved whether it’s through donation, joining them on the run or just some support. Parents, grandparents, children and friends are all encouraged to join the charitable cause.

Founded on the principle of Tikkun Olam, Miles for Smiles aims to not just focus on the individual but to contribute to healing the world en masse.

The run will take place on Sunday 22nd March.


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