Jerusalem Marathon 2018

In a show of spontaneous community support and initiative, friends of Daniella z’l and her sisters joined together to run in the Jerusalem Marathon on Friday March 9th in support of Beit Daniella. To our delight, 135 runners signed up!

At Pasta Night the night before the Marathon, Hadassa Pardes poignantly shared her deep personal motivation to creating what did not exist for Daniella-thus embracing and healing so many other young people currently struggling with emotional issues. Ofer Biton, Daniella’s dog therapist, shared his experience working with Daniella touching on what makes animal assisted therapy so effective and Sarah Malka Eisen updated the crowd on our practical progress in bringing Beit Daniella from vision to reality.

The most exciting news:

Our lead runner - Cousin Beatie Deutsch, a mother of 5 young children,took first place in the Women’s Category, running 42K in 3 hours, 9 minutes and 48 seconds!

This was Beatie’s 3rd Marathon, and first time in the particularly challenging hilly, Jerusalem course. " Daniella’s memory and the prospect of creating Beit Daniella-a haven for other teens suffering as she did-inspired me to run my fastest ever!"

In the past,Beatie placed 6th in the half marathon of the Tel Aviv Marathon on February 23, 2018. Last year, she ran the Tel Aviv marathon while 7 months pregnant. (Don’t worry it was with the blessing of her father who is an OB-GYN :) ). Beit Daniella is SO PROUD of Beatie and we look forward to sharing many more exciting runs in the future!

Congratulate Beatie by Donating to Beit Daniella– Click here