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Israel (Trail: 10/24-10/27, Road: 10/24-10/26), Chesapeake Bay, MD 10/24-10/26

Wheels of Love 2021

Israel (Trail: 10/24-10/27, Road: 10/24-10/26), Chesapeake Bay, MD 10/24-10/26

$2,317,540
Money Raised
77% raised of $3,000,000

Thank you!

This year, Wheels of Love has gone global, supporting multi-day rides in Israel, the United States, and Holland. The ride has already raised over $2,000,000 for ALYN Hospital!

Our work is not finished yet – fundraising continues through December 31. Together, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of the children of ALYN by raising funds and supporting the hospital.

Thank you for being a part of our Wheels of Love family!

Leader
board

Our Top Fundraisers

Rider Facilitated Gifts

Name
Amount
Purpose
Eli Kazhdan
ALYN Center for Innovation in Pediatric Rehabilitation Research

Route Details

Enduro Average: 54km — Climbing: 628 meters

Map Links: Sunday     Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday    

All routes are subject to change at any time.

 

Trail Group Daily Average: 40 km — Climbing: 430 meters

 Map Links: Sunday     Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday    

All routes are subject to change at any time.

Road Group Daily Avg: 70 km – Climbing: 768 m – Pace 16kph (10 mph)

Map Links: Sunday     Monday     Tuesday    

Routes are subject to change at any time.  

Road Plus Daily Avg: 84 km – Climbing: 1189 meters – Pace 25 km/hour.

Map Links: Sunday     Monday   Tuesday

Road Plus will ride along the same routes as the Challenge group but at a slower pace. The group will have its own mechanic, paramedic, and escort vehicle.

 

Challenge Daily Average: 105 km — Climbing: 1,243  — Pace 30kph

Map Links: Sunday     Monday     Tuesday     

All routes need approval of the Israeli police and are subject to change at any time.

Chesapeake Bay Daily Avg: 47 km

Map Links: Sunday     Monday     Tuesday

What's Included?

Your ALYN Fundraising Tool Kit

What our short video of the basics of raising money for ALYN Hospital through Wheels of Love

New to fundraising? Looking for a few tips to help you collect sponsorships? A few Wheels of Love veteran riders explain how they have raised way beyond the minimum for ALYN.


Barry & Jill Levenfeld
Home: Jerusalem, Israel
Years Riding Wheels of Love: 22 (Barry), 21 (Jill)
Lifetime Fundraising: $731,275

Click here or on picture to hear Barry & Jill’s tips

Jay Bailey

Home: Efrat, Israel
Years Riding Wheels of Love: 9
Lifetime Fundraising: $42,212

Click here or on picture to hear Jay’s tips

Rocky Brody

Home: Alon Shevut, Israel
Years Riding Wheels of Love: 11
Lifetime Fundraising: $32,827

Click here or on picture to hear Rocky’s tips

Robert Feldman

Home: Chicago, IL  USA
Years Riding Wheels of Love: 21
Lifetime Fundraising: $139,370

Click here or on picture to hear Robert’s tips

Steven Nachman

Home: Plainview, NY  USA
Years Riding Wheels of Love: 13
Lifetime Fundraising: $274,338

Click here or on picture to hear Steven’s tips

Wondering what the money you raise by participating in Wheels of Love is used for? Below are a few stories of remarkable children whose progress depended on the work of ALYN Hospital, which in turn depends on Wheels of Love to make these treatments possible.

Tell these stories to your friends and family and ask them to make a donation to help children like the ones described below


Yuval’s Rehabilitation and Recovery: Hope & Hard Work

Yuval first began experiencing intense pain in her leg and then her muscles locked up. When various doctors were unable to develop a diagnosis, Yuval was referred to ALYN Hospital for rehabilitation therapy.

After a year of extensive occupational and physical therapy, Yuval is making great progress and is hopeful about returning to her active, 11-year-old life.

READ MORE.

 

ELCHANAN’S RECOVERY

When Elchanan was born prematurely five years ago, he had lung disease and was unable to breath on his own.

Today, with thanks to the therapists and medical staff in ALYN Hospital’s Respiratory Rehabilitation Department, Elchanan has been weaned off the respirator and is thriving in a community kindergarten.

READ MORE.

ETAI’S BITTERSWEET BAR-MITZVAH CELEBRATION

Exactly one year after barely surviving a tragic car accident, Etai Rimel celebrated his Bar Mitzvah, a feat his doctors might not have expected him to accomplish.

READ MORE.

We know that for many of you, the thought of asking friends for money to fundraise for the ride is uncomfortable and might be uncharted territory. Don’t worry – fundraising is much easier and more rewarding than you might expect, especially when you are raising money for such an incredible cause.

ALYN Hospital is such a unique and special place, that once you share with others about the hospital and the children receiving rehabilitation there, people will be willing to support you. How do we know? We have nearly 20 years of experience and thousands of riders who have successfully raised money for ALYN as proof.


WHERE TO START

Remember, the people who will sponsor you will do so because of your relationship with them. They are YOUR friends and YOUR family! They trust what you have to say. The more personal you can make the request, the better.

Start by personalizing your fundraising page. You can login to your page and personalize the text and upload a special picture of yourself.

Once you have your page set up the way you like it, send the link with an email to your contacts. You can post it on Facebook or other social media. Again, the more personal you can make the request, the more likely you are to receive a favorable response.

Remember the four basic rules:

  1. Aim high. Set an ambitious fundraising goal for yourself. The minimum you need to raise is between $3,000 and $4,000, but we hope you will aim for more. If you can ride for five days straight, up and down hills, through all types of weather, you can certainly go the extra mile for the children of ALYN. Over 50% of riders raise over $5,000. That’s a great goal.
  2. Make a personal donation. Lead by example. To convince others to make a contribution, it helps to show that you are equally committed to the cause. Your registration fee helps pay for the ride logistics; donations are sent directly to the hospital.
  3. Ask friends and family. It’s easiest to start with those closest to you. Once you convey your excitement about participating in Wheels of Love and they learn about ALYN, they will be happy to support you. Suggest an amount with which they would be comfortable.
  4. Expand your asking circle. If you think beyond closest family and friends, there are endless possibilities: neighbors, work colleagues and business associates, acquaintances from school, college, synagogue/church, the health club and your biking club. If you work for a company with a matching gifts program, you may be able to multiply the effect of your gift. A basic rule of fundraising is that the main reason people give is because they have been asked by someone they know and trust. That someone is you!

Thank you letters.

Make sure to send a short, personal thank you to each sponsor. Your sponsors will also receive an official thank you and receipt from ALYN, but they will appreciate the personal outreach and the sincere gratitude.

OTHER FUNDRAISING IDEAS
Corporate sponsorships. Wheels of Love offers public relations opportunities in exchange for corporate sponsorships. There are a number of underwriting opportunities. Please contact the office with questions.

Fundraising events. Fundraising doesn’t only have to include sending emails and letters. A number of our riders have come up with creative ways to engage their friends, family members and community to help raise funds for their ride. Things that have been done in the past:

  • Spin class held at a local gym
  • Bowl-a-thon
  • Trampoline park outing
  • Team gear (hats, training jerseys) created with corporate sponsorships
  • Wine and cheese reception

If there is an event you would like to hold, the office would be happy to help in any way we can, including sending ALYN swag. We are here to support you in your fundraising.

Please contact us at any time for ideas or to edit your fundraising page online. Good luck with this important task and we can’t wait to see you!

If you use the letters below, make sure to personalize it with your name and the link to your fundraising page.

To send these letters automatically, just go to your funraising page, log in, and select the sponsors you wish to send the letter to.


Sample letter

Dear 

This  October I will be participating in the Wheels of Love Israel charity bike ride, to benefit ALYN Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel’s premier rehabilitation facility for children with disabilities.

Every year, over 3,000 children come to ALYN to receive best-in-class care. Money raised through Wheels of Love is critical to ensuring that ALYN can continue to do amazing work – turning disabilities into abilities! You can learn more about ALYN at www.alyn.org.

This year’s fundraising goal for Wheels of Love is to raise $3 million, to bridge the shortfall gap between reimbursements and the actual costs of the high-level services provided to the children. My personal fundraising goal is $XXXX. The financial toll of the global pandemic means that we need your support now more than ever. Thank you, in advance, for being as generous as you can be.

There are two easy ways to donate:

  1. Donate online with a credit card at (INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISING LINK).
  2. You can also send a check:

United States

American Friends of ALYN Hospital
122 E. 42nd Street, Suite 1519, New York, NY  10168.

The American Friends of ALYN is a qualifying 501(c)(3) organization, and your contribution is tax deductible in the US. If you work for a company with a matching gifts program, you may be able to multiply the effect of your gift.

 

Canada

Canadian Friends of ALYN Hospital
11 Townsgate Drive
Suite 103
Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 8G4

Donations to Canadian Friends of ALYN Hospital are tax-deductible in Canada.

Israel

ALYN Hospital
84 Shmaryahu Levin Street
Kiryat Yovel, P.O.B. 9117
Jerusalem, 91090

Friends of ALYN Hospital has a contribution certificate from the tax authorities according to section #46 of the Income Tax regulation. Donations are tax deductible under Israeli law.

If you live elsewhere, please email the office for options to donate in other currencies.

 

Our Corporate Sponsors

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Finnegan – Resmed – כלל – Romed – Advantage – SwissRe – Boeing –  Oramed – ESOP Excellence – UCAN – Lupkin PLLC – Cisco – ADAMA – Twillory  – Bank Leumi – Shomera

BresheetEin GediGatoradeIsrael WayNature ValleyChamois ButterMorazBeer BazaarHerzl BeerIce PowerJoe's No FlatsDr. FischerMalka BeerGatoradeHadaklimGolan WineryEin GediTamarim Tirat TzviGrapesMayaTzemach Bananas
$2,317,540
Money Raised
77% raised of $3,000,000
$2,317,540
Money Raised
77% raised of $3,000,000
Wheels of Love 2021