My name is Joey Schwartz. I am a 7th grader at New West Charter School. I like playing soccer, music, and hanging out with my friends. My parents are David and Kerri Schwartz and I have a younger sister named Nikki who is 11. For my Mitzvah project, I will be doing a 5K run that raises money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures. This charity is an outstanding cancer research foundation that is accelerating treatments to battle this blood cancer that currently has no cure. My grandfather has Multiple Myeloma, so I am doing this run and raising money for him. Hopefully, the money I raise will get Multiple Myeloma patients closer to the ultimate goal: a cure.
I would like to thank Rabbi Bassin, Rabbi Aaron, Cantor Lizzie, Shelley Kamara, and Josh Goldberg for preparing and helping me to be as ready for my Bar Mitzvah as possible. With their help and guidance, I am confident that I will be successful on this special day.
“Success comes from having dreams that are bigger than your fears.”
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