Running to save a child’s life

July 14, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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At the end of the month, Ethan Singer will embark on his greatest life challenge to date by running the soft-sanded 42 kilometres ‘Australian Outback Marathon’.

Ethan Singer

But although running a marathon has always been on the 22-yr-old Ethan’s Bucket List, his inspiration (and now excitement) for running this race has come from the hope of realising his ultimate dream: to help to save a child’s life.

Ethan is dedicating his run and raising money for Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), an Israeli-based humanitarian organisation that provides lifesaving heart surgery for children from developing countries. Since 1995, SACH has treated over 5000 children from 59 countries around the world.

This will be the 10thyear that this notorious marathon has been held with the start/finish line 10kms from Uluru. 450 tough runners from all over the world have signed up to run the full distance.

Prior to commencing his Commerce degree at UNSW, Ethan went on a 5-month Israel program in 2015, and it was then he was introduced to SACH and instantly grew a connection to the organisation.

“I was very fortunate to spend a day volunteering at its base centre in Holon as part of Israel By Choice program. Since then, the children treated at SACH have always had a very special place in my heart”.

It is Ethan’s dream that through his fundraising, one more child will have the ability to undergo surgery and be healthy enough to fulfil their own life dreams.

From a young age, Ethan has always had a strong love for Israel and helping the wider community. Starting from donating his Barmitzvah gifts to Magen David Adom, he has since volunteered with the JCA, Australian Jewish Board of Deputies, UIA and a number of organisations that work with children with special needs.

Inspired to help others, let’s just hope that the stunning views of Uluru throughout the race will inspire him to push through the sand dunes that await him!

Attached is the link to his fundraising page. Ethan hopes J Wire readers will generously support his run to save a child’s life

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