I believe in giving back. I have sponsored lecturers for women’s programs, make donations to various non-profits, and donate my time to do pro-bono work for start-up companies and speak at events. Now I can combine my love of community service with my running by doing fund racing.
My current fund racing projects include:
Tour de Simcha is a 72-mile charity ride that benefits Camp Simcha and its sister camp, Camp Simcha Special. These camps are Chai Lifeline’s flagship programs. Every year these two camps offer 430 children a chance to forget about illness and just be kids again. (To learn more about Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha special, visit www.campsimcha.org.) My goal is to bike to the camp on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. My objective is to raise $5,400 by May 31, 2016 and I hope you will help me reach this goal. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
To donate, please click here or visit https://www.chailifeline.org/events/letourdesimcha//my/dianadibble.
For more info about the bike ride please visit www.tourdesimcha.com.
My past fun racing events include the following:
TEAM FIGHT is an awareness and fundraising program that gets people active in the fight against cancer. They mobilize, train and support people of all abilities to make an impact in the young adult cancer fight. TeamFight participates in walks, runs, triathlons and other sport events to further the mission of the Ulman Cancer Fund.
Team Just One Life brings people together of all ages and levels, whether beginner or advanced. Their programs are a great way to get in shape or realize your athletic goals, a way to change your lifestyle & get healthy, or experience exciting destinations in a totally new way. You will be joined by like-minded teammates, who care about helping mothers in crisis, the future of Israel and its people. Team Just One Life is Just One Life’s endurance training and charity program. Through Team Just One Life, you can train to run or walk a 10K race, half-marathon or marathon in Israel or the US, while helping Just One Life help expectant mothers in Israel in crisis.
For information on the organization and/or register to participate in one of their events, visit Team Just One Life.
Back on My Feet, founded by Anne Mahlum in Philadelphia in 2007. They promote the self-sufficiency of homeless populations by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. They don’t provide food or shelter, but do provide much more than just running. Their members participate in a comprehensive program that offers connections to job training, employment and housing. Those benefits are earned by maintaining 90 percent attendance at the morning runs three days a week for the six to nine month program. I’ve been working with the DC chapter helping to raise funds and promote events.
Many people are familiar with Team in Training (TNT) even if they don’t know the name. The purple shirts are recognizable. You see the shirts in most post-event photos.
LLS’ mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. I have friends and family affected by blood cancers and am proud to participate with this group.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT) is the world’s leading sports charity training program. TNT’s dynamic, hands-on training program enables participants to realize their dream of completing a marathon, half marathon, triathlon, century ride or hike adventure. I signed up in January 2011. My goal is to do my first half marathon while raising funds and awareness.