PHOTOS: 180-Mile, 2-Day Bike ‘Bike4Chai’ Raises Over $5.7 Million For Children With Cancer

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400 cyclists from across the United States and Canada crossed the “world’s greatest finish line” on August 6, 2015 after a 180-mile, two-day bike ride to raise money for a camp for sick children. Bike4Chai, which is the highest per-capita fund raising cycling event in the United States, raised an incredible $5.7 million for Camp Simcha, an overnight summer camp for children with cancer, chronic conditions, genetic illnesses and disabilities, and the organization that runs it, Chai Lifeline, which is an international children’s health support network that provides programs and services that enable sick children and their families to cope with the emotional, social, and financial impact of serious pediatric illness.

After crossing the “world’s greatest finish line” on August 6, 2015 following a 180-mile, two-day bike ride which raised an incredible $5.7 million for a camp for sick children, 400 cyclists from across the United States and Canada who participated in Bike4Chai celebrated with over 300 chronically ill children and staff members at Camp Simcha, which is run by Chai Lifeline, an international children’s health support network that provides dozens of programs and services that enable sick children and their families to cope with the emotional, social, and financial impact of serious pediatric illness.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. May I suggest that the admirable efforts by the persons involved in the bike-a-thon, give all the money to Dr. Irving Weissman of Stanford University. His research in cancer is well known. One problem is he needs government support to keep the research going which entails needless paperwork, justifications and bureaucrat waste–detracting from the much, much needed actual work.

    B’vah’chah’shah use the internet for subjects such as : CD-47, Dr. Irving Weissman, Dr. Aaron Ring, etc. The reader will get the gist of my suggestion.

    PS: B’vah’chah’shah, may I sugest all Jews to do more Talmud Torah.

    A goy, Gerry Mullen

  2. YASHER KOACH to every one who rode and everyone who sponsored!!!
    My son and son-in-law rode l’iluey nishmas my son, Yossi Chaim (a’h) Paley, who was a past camper at Camp Simcha. If you THANKFULLY have never been involved with Chai Lifeline or Camp Simcha, you can not understand how wonderful they are. My son said that the summer he spent there was the happiest time he ever had. They literally create a heaven here on earth for those campers. You can’t even imagine. It goes beyond Camp Simcha. Chai Lifeline holds your hand through diagnoses, and unfortunately for us, through his passing and beyond. They are the pillar of strength to help get through the most difficult time.
    If you haven’t yet given, please, please, please give to them. They are so worthy, although I always joke, may the immediately be put out of business by the coming of Moshiach!
    I can’t say enough good things about them! ~ Leah

  3. This organization really does a great job but they always forget about one person which is Dovid egert who many years ago did this by him self with no ones help and he collect 10,000 dollars and not only that he started this bike for chai and we in Lakewood thought he was crazy but now I see he is not crazy but unbelievable may he be zacha to be in many more bike for chai and he may zacha to bulid a bais nahamn be Isreal

  4. #3 your 100% right Dovid Egert started bike for chai he started off on his own and every year it grew and grew unbelievable what one person can accomplish