Wednesday, 08/07/20, 16:00, Gefen Field, Efrat
יום רביעי, 08/07/20, 16:00, מגרש הגפן, אפרת
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Sponsors – נותני חסות
What people are saying
“I am so delighted to see that this year again the fun, SHOKO RUN will be happening.
Yes it is a great run for the kids taking part, but thats not where it ends.
As someone who needed help after an illness, I am so grateful to the committee and all the children for the help I received.
I hope that there will be a time when this is not needed.”
“When you are diagnosed with a serious illness, or when tragedy strikes, it seems almost a luxury to be worried about mental health. The costs are high and access to help is a huge burden. Thankfully, the Shoko Fund removed both of those barriers so our family could continue to function. A couple of years after my illness, and the Shoko Fund ensures that our mental health will heal as well as my physical health.”
“Upon receiving the affirmative answer that cancer had taken an unwanted entrance into our lives, one the first missions as parents was to ensure a healthy stable foundation for our children while we began to busy ourselves with bureaucracy, treatments, and finances, all of which became quickly unknown. With so much on the plate, it was the greatest gift to have been offered psychological services for our children. We are forever grateful to the community we call home who served as a pillar of support for our family in our time of need.”
“I’ve been providing therapy for Shoko Fund families for nearly two years and can attest firsthand to the value of the organization. It is often the case that in situations where one family member is experiencing a serious and/or chronic illness, most of the family’s resources (time, energy, attention, etc) are focused on helping that individual. The illness, however, has an impact on all members of the family, as they can experience a wide range of emotions in response to the difficult circumstances of their loved one. The money raised by the Shoko Run allows these other family members to get the support they need in a time of great stress. Whether the person in therapy is one of the children or one of the adults in the family, the therapeutic environment provides them a context in which to process their feelings, as well as a means by which to come to terms with the difficult reality they are facing. What’s more, these benefits often go beyond the individual in therapy, and have positive ripple effects on the family as a whole.
Unfortunately, there is no shortage of people dealing with life-altering illness. Fortunately, the donations that you make to the Shoko Fund truly help make a difference in the lives of these families.”