Following months of preparation, posting flyers, getting sponsors, and coordinating logistics, the Midreshet Shalhevet Chesed Team ran an enormously successful dance party fitness event on Motzei Shabbos.
The fourth annual Fitness For A Cause fundraiser brought awareness and funds to the FDNow organization, which supports research and develops treatments for Familial Dysautonomia, a rare genetic disease. The event was founded after Philip Bach, brother of Midreshet Shalhevet alumna Bayla Bach’s (Class of 2012), passed away from the disease four years ago.
Yakira Apfel of FIT Studio led a challenging dance fitness workout for the over 100 women in attendance. The fundraiser was directed by team captain Michal Beer, and team members Sarah Austin, Avigail Borah, Aviva Chait, Shifra Chait, Shayna Laya Frankel, Suri Lipsky, Haylie Leibowitz, Aviva Rubenstein, and Maayan Sandowski.