On November 5th, 2023, Mena Wahezi will lace up her running shoes to participate in the TCS New York City Marathon. But she’s not just running for the thrill of the race – Mena is a Champion for CHAM, raising funds for the children’s hospital at Montefiore.
The hospital’s Quality inspired Mena’s decision to run for CHAM in Life Team (QUILT). This team of palliative care experts supports families navigating the uncertainty of life-threatening and fatal illnesses. QUILT provides compassionate care for patients and families, even when infection control measures prevent loved ones from being physically present.
As Mena Wahezi prepares for the marathon, she’s training her body and working to raise funds for CHAM’s QUILT team. By becoming a Champion for CHAM, Mena is helping to ensure that QUILT can continue to provide vital support to families when they need it most.
What is a Champion for CHAM?
A Champion for CHAM is someone passionate about supporting the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. As a Champion, you commit to raising funds for CHAM’s programs and services. You also have the opportunity to participate in events like the TCS New York City Marathon, using your passion and dedication to make a difference for children and families.
The funds raised by Champions for CHAM go directly to supporting the hospital’s programs and services. This includes funding for research, equipment, and facilities. It also supports programs like QUILT, which critically supports families navigating difficult medical decisions.
Why Support CHAM?
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore is a world-class pediatric hospital providing care to children across the region. The hospital is known for its commitment to compassionate care and dedication to advancing pediatric medicine through research and innovation.
By supporting CHAM, you’re helping to ensure that the hospital can continue to provide the best possible care to children and families. Your donations support programs and services that make a real difference in the lives of patients and families.
For Mena, supporting CHAM is personal. She knows the hospital’s QUILT team supports families facing difficult medical decisions. By running the marathon and raising funds for QUILT, Mena is helping ensure other families can benefit from this essential service.
How You Can Get Involved
If Mena’s story inspires you and wants to make a difference for CHAM, you can get involved in many ways. Here are just a few:
- Become a Champion for CHAM: Commit to raising funds for CHAM’s programs and services. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in events like the TCS New York City Marathon and make a real difference for children and families.
- Donate to CHAM: Every donation makes a difference, no matter how small. Your support helps CHAM provide critical services to patients and families.
- Volunteer at CHAM: If you live in New York, consider volunteering at CHAM. There are many opportunities to get involved and make a difference for patients and families.
- Spread the Word: Help raise awareness about CHAM and its programs and services. Share Mena’s story and encourage others to get involved.
Mena Wahezi is running the TCS New York City Marathon on November 5th, 2023, to raise funds for the children’s hospital at Montefiore. As a Champion for CHAM, Mena is helping to support the hospital’s QUILT team, which provides vital support to families facing life-threatening and fatal illnesses.