On December 5th, 27-year-old disabled marathoner Shimi Schayek will complete the 26 miles of the Palm Beaches Marathon in Florida. For Shimi this will be a completion of much more than an ordinary Marathon.
Shimi was born with Cerebral Palsy. He has been a member at the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled since early childhood and thanks to the intensive rehabilitation program of the center, Shimi today is not only an accomplished athlete, but also a professional, a coach and an inspiration for the nearly 2,500 disabled children who begin their journey towards rehabilitation at the Center.
This year, Shimi is racing for the children. Once a helpless disabled child himself, this experienced marathoner has undertaken the responsibility to help the disabled children by raising funds for the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled, where he took his first steps to become the inspirational athlete that he is.
Join Shimi on his amazing journey by sponsoring his race for the children. All proceeds go to benefit the disabled children of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled. Donations are tax deductible.
For more information and to make donations, visit ISCD.com/marathon