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Bike4Chai 2011 to Benefit Camp Simcha Special - We're Ridin' Simcha

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Uploaded on Aug 7, 2011

http://www.Bike4Chai.com | http://www.campsimcha.org | http://www.chailifeline.org © Chai Lifeline

On August 3-4, 100 Bike4Chai cyclists rode 150 miles from the Jersey Coast to Camp Simcha, an overnight camp for children with cancer and other chronic illnesses, located in Glen Spey, NY. The bikers raised over $500,000 to benefit the campers. The ride culminated with a triumphant entrance into Camp Simcha Special where the campers performed a spectacular choreographed wheelchair dance to welcome the riders. Camp Simcha is a project of Chai Lifeline.

Each summer, 400 seriously ill children are treated to unforgettable, medically supervised overnight camp experiences at Camp Simcha, for children battling cancer and other hematological illnesses, and Camp Simcha Special, for children with debilitating chronic conditions.

At Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, children and teens trade hospital rooms and doctors' offices for fun, friendship, and hope for the future. Campers enjoy traditional camp activities in fully handicapped-accessible facilities. Talent shows, concerts, and helicopter, hot-air, and motorcycle rides make every day super-special.

Campers return home reinvigorated, with deep friendships and happy memories to help them travel the rough road ahead.

Camp Simcha is a program of Chai Lifeline.

This video was made possible by the Ariella Horenstein Music in Our Lives program.

Original Song and Lyrics by: Marco Derulo
Bittersweet Symphony by: The Verve

Music by Mendy Portnoy, Sruli Portnoy, Mikey Holder, & Zevi Kaufman.

Lyrics Edited by: Ephraim Shapiro

Video Footage & Editing by Akiva Bomzer.

Additional Video Footage by Yossi Stern, Dovid Rapps, & Yechezkel Wagner.

Special thanks to Shaindy Lowenthal, Meir Bienenfeld, Scott Moerdler, Nachman Calko, Avromi Foxman, DJ Elefant, Ephraim Shapiro and Moshe Deutsch.

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