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Walk for PI: 2020 Fundraising Team L'Chaim!

Victoria & Arthur Palance

Victoria & Arthur Palance

IDF Walk for PI is very important cause near and dear to my family's heart
Please help join us on this walk and supporting the Immune Deficiency Foundation by making a contribution (no amount to small) to our team and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar we raise will advance Immune Deficiency Foundation's great cause!

Sign up to walk with us on November 14, or you can donate to our walk by scrolling to the bottom

Together, we can make a difference!


Thank you for changing the lives of those affected by primary immunodeficiency (PI) while participating in IDF Walk for PI – virtually. Each year we are inspired by the individuals and families that make up our walk community, but this year really showed how special the IDF community is because we rallied together in a time that most would expect our spirit to dwindle. Your dedication is truly an inspiration to the whole PI community. Together, IDF Walk for PI – Tucson has already raised $6,030 out of goal of $5,000! The funds raised from the walk are what allow IDF to lead the way in resources and programs, power critical patient research, and improve diagnosis and access to treatment for all those affected by PI. A This is certainly a year to remember. Thank you again for virtually walking with us in 2020!


This page is a fundraiser for Primary Immune Deficiency. For those of you who have limited awareness, Primary Immune Deficiency (PI) occurs when part of the body’s immune system is missing, or not functioning normally, allowing infections and other health disorders to occur more easily. This is a cause that is near to our hearts as my nephew has been diagnosed with PI. From Max: During my early childhood I struggled with chronic illness and finding the root cause was puzzling for my parents. It wasn’t until age five, through their advocacy, that I was finally diagnosed with PI. My family was frightened at first but coming to understand the disease has helped us navigate it and ultimately led to a better quality of life for all of us. This has been an important year in my life. I have been working on a project for my Bar Mitzvah which will happen in the Spring of 2021, and I have been living with PI during the Covid-19 Pandemic. On one hand, it is scary to think about becoming infected with Covid-19 when I have a compromised immune system and, on the other, I see that now everyone is experiencing life as I know it every day. I have always lived with an understanding of social distance, avoiding anyone who has been sick, staying out of crowds and washing my hands frequently. I do this to remain healthy and safe. Now everyone must do these things to remain healthy and safe. With that in mind I decided that a campaign to inform the public about Primary Immune Deficiency would fit with the goals of community service in my Bar Mitzvah Project, as understanding the immune system and communicable disease has never been more important. I have teamed up with the Immune Deficiency Foundation and will be participating in the IDF Walk for Primary Immune Deficiency. It is virtual, of course, so anyone can do it from anywhere. Any funds I raise will be used by the Immune Deficiency Foundation to provide educational resources, programs for families, and support research on this disease. Most importantly it will support the search for plasma donations that are desperately needed to treat Covid and are also necessary for the only known treatment of many immune deficiencies. In Yiddish “L’ Chaim!” means “To Life!” So it is in that spirit that my team is called “Team L’Chaim! Life to The Max!” It is my sincere wish that all people living with PI will be able to live “Life to The Max”! If you think you might be able to help (no amount is too small)! Feel free to share this letter and link with your friends and family! I really appreciate your support! Sincerely, Maxwell Palance



Recent Donations

1. Andrea Graubard
Max, I hope I get to meet you sometime soon! I am so glad your Aunt Vicki and Grandpa moved across the street from me and we had a Great walk this morning!
2. Viktor Otero
Good luck and God Bless.
3. Jen Leggat
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Team L'Chaim! Life to the MAX!