98.92% Raised
$2,473.00 donated of $2,500.00 goal
16 Donors
17 Days Left

Welcome to Lexi Zimmer’s Page

I was looking for an excuse to get back into running… but I wasn’t expecting to find a reason.

One Shabbat I was sitting in Synagogue listening to our Rabbi share the story of Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, a local Chabad rabbi who was diagnosed with ALS, a disease that ultimately paralyses the entire body. I listened as he shared stories about how quickly the disease moved, and how a man who once had the energy of a jack rabbit was now entirely paralysed with the exception of his eyes. My heart went out to his wife and children, I couldn’t possibly imagine. Suddenly I gained a new appreciation for each limb in my body. I wiggled my toes inside my boot, suddenly feeling more grateful than I ever had for what to me, felt like such a simple thing.

Movement.

I wanted to know what I could do, how I could possibly help this beautiful family who were struck with such an impossible challenge. That night, after Havdalah, I dusted off my running shoes. I wanted to run again, to move, and to give thanks. I wanted to use my legs, my arms, and my love for running to bring awareness to ALS. Most of all, I wanted to run for Yitzi.

Please consider donating to this extremely special family who have become an inspiration for so many <3

  • Recent Donations

    1. $18.00

      Ali Rubin

      You are a rockstar!! Just keep running girl and keep making us proud 🙂
    2. $72.00

      Ariella Daniels

      Hatzlacha Lexi! From your family in Canada.
    3. $25.00

      Jessica Blitz

    4. $50.00

      Danielle Kamelgard

    5. $90.00

      Lev Podelko

    6. $100.00

      Tal Weiner

    7. $18.00

      Esther Wassner

      Cause close to my heart – wishing you all the success!
    8. $100.00

      Jack K

    9. $80.00

      Robert Diamond

      Read a story about Yitzi and wanted to donate. Saw you are close to your goal and wanted to get you there. Happy Holidays to you and yours!
    10. $18.00

      Rebecca Farkas

      Go Lexi!!
    11. $100.00

      Sam Kroll

    12. $50.00

      Chaya Kroll

    13. $180.00

      Michael Malc

      Go Lexi!!
    14. $36.00

      jill & bruce minsky

    15. $36.00

      Elizabeth Zimmer

      Go Lexi
    16. $1,500.00

      EKE Consulting

      Love You!
    1. $18.00

      Ali Rubin

      You are a rockstar!! Just keep running girl and keep making us proud 🙂
    2. $72.00

      Ariella Daniels

      Hatzlacha Lexi! From your family in Canada.
    3. $25.00

      Jessica Blitz

    4. $50.00

      Danielle Kamelgard

    5. $90.00

      Lev Podelko

    6. $100.00

      Tal Weiner

    7. $18.00

      Esther Wassner

      Cause close to my heart – wishing you all the success!
    8. $100.00

      Jack K

    9. $80.00

      Robert Diamond

      Read a story about Yitzi and wanted to donate. Saw you are close to your goal and wanted to get you there. Happy Holidays to you and yours!
    10. $18.00

      Rebecca Farkas

      Go Lexi!!
    11. $100.00

      Sam Kroll

    12. $50.00

      Chaya Kroll

    13. $180.00

      Michael Malc

      Go Lexi!!
    14. $36.00

      jill & bruce minsky

    15. $36.00

      Elizabeth Zimmer

      Go Lexi
    16. $1,500.00

      EKE Consulting

      Love You!
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