Hey FAMILY –
I hope you’re doing well!
You have always been my biggest fans and support network and I’m calling in a favor. I’m writing to ask you to donate money to a cause that is incredible and FULLY tax deductible – they’ll even give you a typed/printed letter to support this tax deduction.
Now – to be clear – this money isn’t for me and isn’t a campaign for a movie I’m making or anything like that (I’ll bug you with that another time). This money is to help fundraise for a fully operational rehabilitation center, temple and synagogue Beit T’Shuvah (House of Return). Started by a Jewish Social Worker and her Rabbi Husband, this center is for anyone that needs help with recovery. Based on the philosophy that, “Addiction effects everyone” there are all types of extraordinary humans that come through these doors.
Beit T’Shuvah strives for a more holistic and integrative approach to addiction recovery. Blending Jewish spirituality, cognitive behavioral therapy, creative arts, and 12-step recovery, Beit T’Shuvah is truly rarefied gem when it comes to saving lives and restoring dignity and passion in the lives of its members. This marathon team of which I am a part is a big way this facility can stay operational. Unlike other rehabilitation centers, this is a non-profit center that DOES NOT turn away anyone for an inability to pay. They want recovery first for their members.
I have pledged to raise $1800 for the facility, which isn’t really that much money. I am sure I can raise that with your support. I have until March 13th to make it happen. And, you should know that some of my teammates running for Beit T’Shuvah are in their first 180 days of recovery. So, not only are they working through that incredibly challenging process, but they are also training for one of the hardest distances to run competitively.
On the day of the LA marathon (March 15th) I will be able to feel like I’m not just running to lose weight or get over a boy (both are somewhat true) but that I am also raising money to help make the world a little bit brighter for anyone that struggles with addiction.
Thank you for being supportive and being in my life. I’m lucky to have a life with you in it!
I love you! Thank you! This marathon is killing me!