Chai Lifeline West Coast Celebrates Legacy of Hope Gala March 8

Program Will Pay Special Tribute To Lori Gilbert Kaye z”l

Chai Lifeline West Coast presents its Annual Legacy of Hope Gala on Sunday evening, March 8, at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. The event will honor Los Angeles residents Faigie and Ari Brecher and Dana and Pedram Labib, and will pay special tribute to the legacy of Lori Gilbert Kaye z”l, a longtime supporter of Chai Lifeline and sister of Chai Lifeline West Coast Director Randi Grossman.

Lori Gilbert Kay z”l

For 20 years, Chai Lifeline West Coast has provided social, emotional, and financial support to local children and families with serious illness. Chai Lifeline’s two-dozen year-round programs and services include case management, support groups for parents, afterschool activities for children, insurance advocacy, kosher meals to hospitals, holiday programming for the whole family, and a medically supervised overnight summer camp for children with serious illness, all of which are provided free of charge.

“This year’s gala will pay tribute to our kids—the heart of Chai Lifeline—as well as our dedicated staff, volunteers, and distinguished honorees who reflect our commitment to helping families battling pediatric illness,” said Rabbi Simcha Scholar, Chief Executive Officer of Chai Lifeline. “We will also honor the legacy of Lori, who dedicated her life to helping others and was a proud supporter of many worthy causes, including her sister Randi’s important work at Chai Lifeline West Coast.”

Legacy of Hope Awardees Faigie and Ari Brecher

Faigie and Ari Brecher, who will receive the Legacy of Hope Award, experienced the all-encompassing support of Chai Lifeline firsthand through their own son Benny’s cancer journey. In gratitude to Chai Lifeline, the entire Brecher family has become champions of the organization, offering endless dedication and support to Chai Lifeline’s children and families.

Builder of Hope Awardees Dana and Pedram Labib

Dana and Pedram Labib, recipients of the Builders of Hope Award, have been dedicated supporters of Chai Lifeline for several years and are members of Chai Lifeline’s Young Leaders Initiative, a group of young professionals who represent the next generation of lay leadership within the organization.

Lori Gilbert Kaye dedicated her life to making the world a better place. She loved and respected all people and never stopped caring for others. Though her life was tragically cut short, Lori’s tremendous gifts of tzedakah and acts of kindness serve as an inspiration to give generously from the heart and do even more through action.

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