There Are No Problems, Only Solutions Waiting To Be Found
When people ask me to describe my sister Rochelle, I do it in one sentence: She was great at life. She approached any endeavor and obstacle with tenacity and always gave one hundred percent. Her motto, that I’m sure everyone at Sharsheret knows, was that there are no problems, only solutions waiting to be found. Rochelle began running marathons and triathlons after her first diagnosis and has inspired me to challenge my mind and body through her spirited accounts of these achievements. The courage and perseverance she displayed throughout her lifetime has been my ultimate motivator during this emotionally and physically trying time.
Through her deep love for and devotion to family and the Jewish community, Rochelle created Sharsheret to provide the culturally relevant resources and support to Jewish women and their loved ones. In the wake of her passing, Team Sharsheret has given me the opportunity to connect with many people that have been touched by breast cancer, either personally or through a family member or close friend, and I have found immense comfort in hearing about the wonderful resource Sharsheret has been for them and their communities. I’ve heard my sister say that nothing has given her life more meaning than sharing Sharsheret’s mission. While I wish we had gotten the chance to accomplish this by racing together, I can’t think of a better way to honor her memory than by continuing her legacy of Sharsheret doing something that made her feel so alive.
I’m running for Rochelle and my entire extended Sharsheret family. This is my first race with Team Sharsheret, but I know it won’t be my last!