I want you to help me honor one of our own.

In January 2006, Ian Besner, of blessed memory, a bright, athletic almost 11 years old Ramat Shalom Torah School student, was diagnosed with Leukemia. He battled the cancer with all of his might, becoming cancer-free just 15 days after beginning treatment.  Unfortunately, the treatment took its toll on Ian – destroying his immune system, preventing it from fighting off meningitis just four months after being diagnosed with cancer.  Ian passed away on May 31, 2006. The drugs that were supposed to save Ian and did kill the cancer, wound up taking him from us all. Officiating at Ian’s funeral was one of the darkest days of my life.

Ian’s parents, Brad and Beth and their sons, Grant and Noah, along with extended family and friends, have built I Care I Cure, a truly remarkable organization that raises funds to find gentler cures for childhood cancer. On Sunday, February 10, the Ramat Shalom family will be taking part in the annual I Care I Cure 5K Run/Walk.  There is NO Torah School because we want everyone with us.

Ian remains a part of the fiber of our community. His mom, dad and brothers are active members of the synagogue – Noah just became a bar mitzvah.  Ian’s Torah School classmates talk of him often.  On Sunday, he would have turned 18. To honor him and support the effort to find gentler cures for childhood cancer, I am asking you to register for our Ramat Shalom team – join us Sunday and stand with the Besner family.  This is what being part of a spiritual community is all about.

Please register here.

If you are not local or not able to attend, your may make a gift to I Care I Cure by clicking here.

Thank you.

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