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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 15, 2012 PAGE 5B By Alexandra Halpern to Berlin and proceeded to friends to build a plan. Peled cycle across-Europe, span- wanted to help find a cure NEW YORK (JTA)--Tom ning 3,000 miles and six for the disease that took his Peled hasagoal: Livestrong countries, father. for the Jewish world. "I had no big purpose or "I knew if I wanted to do The Israeli is finding in- goa!," said Peled, 24, who this on a bigger scale, I had spirationinbikingchampion had finished his mandatory to reach out to the largest Lance Armstrong's cancer Israeli army service shortly and strongest organiza- awareness organization as before his father's death. "I tions in Israel" for support, he prepares for a3,000-mile justwantedtoclearmymind, he says. bike trek across the United experience something new Peled contacted the Israel States to raise money for and challenge myself." Cancer Research Fund, an his own Bike for the Fight The trip lasted three American-based nonprofit to support cancer research months, that raises money for can- in Israel. "I had such an amazing cer research in Israel. Since Thetrip, beginningAug. 1 journey, did all this work, 1975, the fund has donated inLosAngeles, will take him had all this time to think," more than $40 million to to numerous communities, saidPeled, wholives inKfar support cancer research He anticipates arriving in Achim, in southern Israel. studies in Israel. NewYorkthreemonthslater, He realized that he could Whatever money Peled havingspentShabbatinhost use his love for adventure raises during his Bike for communities, and biking for a cause,the Fight will go to the ICRF. Peled conceived the proj- "In America it's popular Peled believes that re- ect after his father died last to bike or walk for a cause, search is the key to finding yearofpseudomyxomaperi- and I want to promote that a cure. tonei, a type of abdominal in Israel," Peled said."My father's doctors cavity cancer. With nofundraisingexpe-looked me in the eye and To channel his grief, the rience, he gathered a group said, 'There is no solution. young man took his bike ofhisandhisfather'sclosest We can't do anything for him,' " he recalls. "I want of the ride or donate to the camps and college cam- to support cancer research ICRF; Microsoft will match puses, andwill promote his in Israel and make surethe amount raised through project at the JCC Maccabi Israeli scientists don'{ need the app. Games' opening ceremonies to travel abroad to conduct "Whenwewereintroduced in Memphis and Houston. their studies, to the Bike for the Fight idea, The Interdisciplinary Cen- "Israel ~s the startup na- we saw the potential support ter in Herzliya, where Peled tion. The cure will come that Microsoft employees is a first-year student, is from here." can offer this unique initia- helping to launch the Bike Eric Heftier, ICRF's nal tive,'DanaWhol-Shoushan," for the Fight campaign by tional executive director, Microsoft Israel's manager of sponsoringa June 1student calls Peled "one of the most community affairs and social bike trip through Tel Aviv to extraordinary young menresponsiblity, told JTA. raise awareness. I've ever met." Peled says he plans thePeled doesn't want Bike "I wish everyone in theapp, Facebook and Twitter for the Fight to be a one- world, when faced with such to spread the word, "so that time event. a horrible tragedy, could peoplewill feel a connection "I hope that this can hap- find such a positive strategy to the project." pen every year, maybe even of coping with their grief," For connecting, Peled has with different routes, maybe he said. multiple strategies. He has not even with biking," he Peled also secured spon- arranged partnerships with said. "I hope that Bike for sorship from Microsoft Is- ElAl, which is providing his the Fight will be a name, rael. Thd company has round-triptickets, aswellas like the Livestrong for the created a Bike for the Fight Hillel, Maccabi World Union, Jewish world. app for the ride's Facebook the JCC Association, the "I hope that it means fan page so that people can Reform movement and theawareness and research, track Peled's progress.Israeli Scouts. taking the bad things that Visitors to the page also He plansspeaking en- happen and turning them may purchase a segment gagementsatJCCs, summerinto positive things. 7- (ARA)--Moms, career women, singles enjoying life with close friends and family, and even women approaching their retirement years - women at every life stage can benefit from adding simple activities to improve their happiness a~d health. Activities can range from enjoying a delicious breakfast to incorporating a cardiovascular workout to limbering up and stretching those muscles.. Consider incorporating a new element to your day to enrich your lifestyle, improve your digestive health and give you energy to tackle the rest of your day. Need some ideas? Try one of these options: * Flexible body- Healthy stretching can improve flexibility, and help reduce joint or muscle pain. Target core muscles in the legs - such as hips, thighs and calves - and in the upper torso including the lower back, neck and shoulders. While stret.ching, don't bounce, or push the stretch past the. point of pain. Gently hold each stretch for about 30 seconds. * Fun workouts - ExerCise can be a very negative word for some women, but there are several ways to enjoy a physical workout. Like to dance? Sign up for an adult jazz, ballroom dance or even Zumba class. Don't like to sweat? Take your workout to the pool with some water aerobics. Bored? Bring a friend or family member with you for some exercise like a Directions: bike ride, inline skating, a walk or maybe even a yoga class. In a blender container, combine all ingredients except * Breakfast treats - What you consume at the beginning the ice cubes. Cover and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes, of the day can determine how the rest of your day goes. cover and blend until ice is chopped. Getting good amounts of fiber and protein through fruits * Me time - The constant on-the-go of children; careers, and dairy products is a great way to target heart health, spousesandthousandsofactivities can wearawomandown. and maintain high energy levels throughout the day. En- Add a little "me time~' into the daily schedule. Try setting joy a fruit smoothie at the start of your day, and add some the alarm 10 minutes earlier for stretching before tackling Sunsweet Prune Juice a good source of six vitamins and the day. Over the lunch hour, take a @alk to a local park in minerals naturally found in California-grown prunes. This nice weather, or call your best friend for a quick catch up. all natural, high quality juice is a great way to introduce Or take the time before bedtime to paint your toenails or more fiber, potassium and magnesium into your diet. Try read a novel. Consider adding a half hour of uninterrupted this smoothie recipe to kick start your day: time for an at-home spa treatment. This "me time" is very Sweet and Sassy Smoothie important for a female's mental and emotional well-being, Ingredients: and should cater to her specific indulgences. 1/4 cup plain or vanilla low fat yogurt Adding a new health~ living event on a daily basis should 1/2 cup Sunsweet Prune Juice bea goal for every woman to boost her health, her energy 1 teaspoon honey levels and even emotions. For additional general health 1 medium banana, peeled tips, recipes and information from dietitians, purchase * For an extra boost of protein, add 1/4 egg substitute or two Sunsweet Juice products and receive a free Healthy 2 tablespoons protein powder Mornings Guide. Visit www.facebook.com/SunsweetJuice 3 ice cubes to learn more. ,0 Rich Grodin, chairman, Masters Men's Basketball announced that NBA and Maccabiah basketball alum- nus Danny Schayes, will coach the Masters men's basketball team that will participate in the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 17 - 30; 2013. Schayes, who played cen- ter for 18 years in the NBA also competed for Team USA atthe 10th (1977) and 11th (1981) Maccabiah Games. where the team won gold medals.A 1981 graduate of Syracuse University, he-was named both All- American and All-Academic as well as the 1981 All-Big East first team. Schayes is an inductee of both the Syracuse University Hall of Fame and New'York Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He is the son of NBA legend Dolph Schayes. "I have a great apprecia- tion for the Maccabi move- ment and was fortunate to be a Maccabiah athlete "twice. I enjoyed a great basketball experience, but more ~mportantly an ex- ceptional cultural experi- ence," Schayes said. "I look forward to going to Israel again and sharing the trip with the entire USA con- tingent. The energy around the [Maccabiah] Games is tremendous, befitting its place as one of the world's premier multi-sport events. It is even more special as a cultural event." Schayes is looking to recruit the best male bas- ketball athletes that are 35 years of age and older for his team. Tryouts have been scheduled for Sept. 8 and 9 in the Metro New York area. Any interested candidates must first apply for the team at www.maccabiusa.com. "We are thrilled to have Danny on board as head coach for our Masters men's basketball team." said Jeff Bukantz. g~neral chairman of the USA 19th Maccabiah Organizing Committee. 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