Kirshie is Running the NYC Marathon

Kirshie is Running the NYC Marathon

About This Campaign

Dear Friends,

If you are reading this letter, chances are you have supported me in the past in my efforts to fundraise almost $70,000 while training for marathons. Thank you. And just so you know, I am at it again!

On November 5th, I will run the NYC Marathon in memory of my father, Morris. I can’t think of a better way to share with you who he was than to share excerpts of my eulogy…

My dad was the kindest man with the most gentle soul. He had the ability to make everyone around him smile, feel comfortable and laugh at his corny jokes. He had an amazing amount of self-esteem - those of you who knew how much he loved to sing knew that when the opportunity arose, he would take the matter how good or bad he sounded. For those of you who thought he was quiet, it's not true. When given the opportunity one on one, he LOVED to talk... About everything. Sports, coupons, gas prices, current events... He loved to learn about you and paid close attention to details. 

My dad was the strongest man in the world - for as long as I can remember he was in and out of the hospital. His body endured so much trauma and all the while, he never complained. I hope to one day be as strong a person as my father was. I hope to one day emulate all of my dad's amazing qualities. 

For those who knew him, I'm sorry for your loss of a very special friend.  For those yet to meet him, I'm sorry for what you missed.

I am running the marathon with efforts to raise $3,600 for an organization I have been volunteering for since 2011 - KiDS NEED M♥RE. KiDS NEED M♥RE is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children, families & young adults coping with cancer and life-threatening illness.

How you can help:
• I have set a fundraising goal of at least $3,600.
• Every single penny helps!  A $50 donation is less than $2 for every mile I will run. 100% of your donation goes to KiDS NEED M♥RE.
• You can donate online.

Thank you for your love and support. I hope to hear from you very soon!

Campaign to Support KiDS NEED MoRE

At KiDS NEED M❤️RE  we believe that people and families coping with life-threatening illness and trauma deserve opportunities to enjoy normal day-to-day activities. 

Through camping experiences, like our historic Camp Adventure program, we run activities that foster peer relationships, independence and respite. We hold free gatherings and events. 

 The M❤️RE Hope For Johnathon Program delivers specialized packages to families and provides peer mentors that make friendly home and hospital visits. 

At KiDS NEED M❤️RE  we believe that children and families coping with life threatening illness and trauma deserve to do M❤️RE than just survive. They deserve to thrive! Our programs and activities are designed to reunite siblings and allow parents time for respite. We create networks with other families that are facing similar experiences. We believe fun and friendship heals. J


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    CHASELLA gave a $500 donation
    Always proud to support you and the Kids Need More Family. Your father sounds like he was an amazing man. Good luck on your run!
    10 months ago · Like
  2. Jamie Fishlow
    Jamie Fishlow gave a $26.55 donation
    Go get 'em Jenn. Won't be at the starting area with you this time.
    10 months ago · Like
  3. Isonel Soto
    Isonel Soto gave a $50 donation
    Jen - I also adored my father and miss him terribly. Another thing we have in common. I feel like I know your father because you must have all of his wonderful qualities.
    11 months ago · Like
  4. Beth Dixon gave a $50 donation
    11 months ago · Like
  5. Rosalind Zayas
    Rosalind Zayas gave a $26.55 donation
    Best if Luck. You Got This!
    12 months ago · Like
  6. Nancy Sherman
    Nancy Sherman gave a $50 donation
    We are proud of you Jenn!
    12 months ago · Like
  7. John Mirabella
    John Mirabella gave a $105.22 donation
    Go Kirshie go!!! So honored to help you reach your goal!!
    12 months ago · Like
  8. Kelly Cavanagh gave a $10 donation
    about 1 year ago · Like
  9. briana mirchel
    briana mirchel gave a $52.77 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: My little buddy Aiden currently in remission!!!
    Good luck lady!!!
    about 1 year ago · Like
  10. Tracey  Rosenblum
    Tracey Rosenblum gave a $38.08 donation
    about 1 year ago · Like
  11. Elizabeth Wade
    Elizabeth Wade gave a $100 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: David Schneider
    Best of luck girl!!
    about 1 year ago · Like
  12. Susan Rubin
    Susan Rubin gave a $50 donation
    about 1 year ago · Like
  13. Laura Varrone
    Laura Varrone gave a $26.55 donation
    Love you kirshie
    about 1 year ago · Like
  14. Lisa Schatt
    Lisa Schatt gave a $50 donation
    I am so proud of you and I know how proud your dad would be . I know he is smiling and beaming with proudness .
    about 1 year ago · Like
  15. Jonathan Spiegel
    Jonathan Spiegel gave a $265.48 donation
    Good luck! Keep up the awesomeness, your father would be very proud!
    about 1 year ago · Like
  16. David Miller
    David Miller gave a $50 donation
    Good luck, keep up the awesome work!
    about 1 year ago · Like
  17. Aliya Ali gave a donation
    Never stop running. Never stop caring. Never stop fighting for those who shouldn't have to fight.
    about 1 year ago · Like
  18. ray lofaro
    ray lofaro gave a $25 donation
    Best of luck! Have a great summer
    about 1 year ago · Like
  19. Stefanie Crist
    Stefanie Crist gave a donation
    about 1 year ago · Like
  20. Robin Tancer
    Robin Tancer gave a $36 donation
    Good Luck!!
    about 1 year ago · Like
  21. Mark Wilkow
    Mark Wilkow gave a $72 donation
    Good Luck w/ your training. Your dad would be proud of you, not just for this, but everything you do.
    about 1 year ago · Like
  22. Anthony Contreras
    Anthony Contreras gave a $50 donation
    Go fast! But not too fast
    about 1 year ago · Like
  23. Gina Pezzino
    Gina Pezzino gave a $50 donation
    about 1 year ago · Like
  24. Kevin Downey
    Kevin Downey gave a $26.55 donation
    about 1 year ago · Like
  25. Sandy Bitter
    Sandy Bitter gave a $50 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Morris Kirsh
    Go Booba! In memory of your beloved dad.
    about 1 year ago · Like
  26. john  skawski
    john skawski gave a $58.02 donation
    about 1 year ago · Like
  27. Nehama Benmosche
    Nehama Benmosche gave a $105.22 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Your dad, and mine too :)
    Keep running!!
    about 1 year ago · Like
  28. Jean Scire
    Jean Scire gave a $20 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Kathleen Scire
    Way to go Jenn! Great cause you're running for! Good luck & Happy running
    about 1 year ago · Like
  29. Nick Runyan gave a $40 donation
    about 1 year ago · Like
  30. Chandra Ivey
    Chandra Ivey gave a $100 donation
    about 1 year ago · Like