In October of 2014, Kids Kicking Cancer Founder & Director Rabbi G was chosen to be a part of CNN’s annual Heroes tribute, that aired in December. He was selected and included in the Top 10 Heroes for the 2014 year.
Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg lost his 2-year-old daughter to leukemia in 1981. Today, his nonprofit, Kids Kicking Cancer, uses martial arts to help children battling serious illnesses manage pain during medical treatments. The group has provided free lessons and support for 5,000 children and their families. “They’re often so afraid,” Goldberg said. “We teach kids how to control their pain and make them feel powerful.”