Mena Wahezi is preparing to run in the TCS New York City Marathon to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). As a Champion for CHAM, Mena supports the hospital’s QUILT team, which provides compassionate care for families navigating life-threatening and fatal illnesses. In this interview, Mena shares why she’s running for CHAM and how others can get involved to make a difference for children and families.
Q: What inspired you to become a Champion for CHAM and run the TCS New York City Marathon?
Mena: I was inspired by CHAM’s Quality program and the QUILT team’s dedication to providing compassionate care for families facing difficult medical decisions. I wanted to do something to support their efforts and make a difference for children and families. Running the marathon is a challenge but also an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for CHAM’s programs and services.
Q: Can you tell us more about the QUILT team and their work?
Mena: The QUILT team is a group of palliative care experts who support families navigating life-threatening and fatal illnesses. They offer compassionate care and help families make difficult medical decisions, even when infection control measures prevent loved ones from being physically present. Their work is essential, and I’m honored to support their efforts.
Q: How can others get involved and support CHAM?
Mena: There are many ways to get involved and make a difference for CHAM. You can become a Champion for CHAM and raise funds for the hospital’s programs and services. You can donate to CHAM, volunteer at the hospital, or help spread the word about their work. Every donation and act of support makes a difference for children and families.
Q: What message do you have for others who want to make a difference in their communities?
Mena: Find something you’re passionate about and get involved. Whether running a marathon, volunteering at a hospital, or donating to a charity, there are many ways to make a difference in your community. Small acts of kindness and generosity can significantly impact those around us.
Get involved and support Mena Wahezi in her efforts to raise funds for CHAM’s QUILT team. As a Champion for CHAM, Mena’s dedication and passion for supporting children and families facing difficult medical decisions can inspire others to make a difference. By donating or becoming a Champion for CHAM, you too can help provide critical support to patients and families in need.
Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Mena-Wahezi to learn more about Mena Wahezi and contribute to this important cause.