In honor of one of the best numbers and the inspiration of my blog name, RunnersChaiLife, I’ve decided to write monthly updates on my marathon training and fundraising progress on the 18th of each month.
SOME BACKGROUND ON CHAI
Chai aka aka 18 is an awesome number in the Jewish faith. The word chai means “life” and it’s customary in Jewish fundraising (and special occasions like bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, etc.) to give multiples of chai – 18, 36, 72, etc. This combination of life and charity couldn’t be more perfect for my current efforts to raise critical funds to help those battling life-threatening blood cancers.
WAYS TO HELP
While I wait for marathon training to begin (December!), I’m focusing my efforts on raising as much money as I can for LLS. If you hate shopping in public or want to support a good cause while you shop, you can order Yankee Candles online and 40% of your purchase will go towards LLS! That’s right – you buy a $25 candle, and $10 goes to LLS. Feel good about your holiday shopping! Go to https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/ and enter 990071104 in the Group number (It should say L and L Society Becky Solo in the Welcome Page).