PARAMUS, N.J. -- Students from the Frisch School in Paramus helped raise more than $30,000 to benefit SHALVA, the Association for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children in Israel.
The $33,032.66 was the highest fundraising total of any school in the U.S. for the organization.
“We are so inspired by the young people who get together and raise tremendous awareness and funds to help SHALVA’s children and families in Israel, ” Fran Cohen, Team SHALVA Marathon Director said in a statement. “Team FRISCH runners were such amazing ambassadors for SHALVA’s children and the wonderful amount they raised through their run will enable SHALVA to provide the much needed programs and therapies and the vital support for the families."
Nine students from the school participated in the fundraising race.
“Running in the marathon was amazing,” junior David Lifschitz, who rain the half marathon in 2 hours and 50 minutes, said. “Being able to take a few days away from school to go out and do something that gives back in this major way is a great opportunity that Frisch gives its students.
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