The passing of the Elie Wiesel
July 03, 2016
Dear Family and Friends,
On Sunday, November 6, I will be participating in the TCS New York City Marathon by supporting a very special organization, The Blue Card, which provides financial support to destitute Holocaust Survivors.
My first exposure to the Jewish culture and religion came from my two childhood friends, whose families had been affected by the Holocaust at some point in their lives. The stories that were shared with me about the Holocaust and the ability to overcome hardships that followed have remained in my heart until the present day.
During my trip to Israel in 2015, my connection to the Holocaust and the Jewish culture was solidified by gaining knowledge about the history and current struggles associated with rebuilding life post World War II. I learned that although some Holocaust survivors and their families have been able to persevere through difficult times, there are still many elderly Holocaust survivors living in the U.S. who continue to experience financial hardship.
Currently, more than 75,000 Holocaust survivors live in the U.S. and nearly a third of those live beneath the poverty line. As these men and women age, they are faced with the consequences of surviving the most devastating conditions imaginable, including poor nutrition, insufficient medical care and lack of social support.
This November, please help me raise funds for Holocaust survivors by supporting the Blue Card Fund , which helps survivors who have fallen on hard times and ensures that their final years of life are lived as best as possible. Every dollar amount raised goes directly to the survivors who are in dire need of financial assistance. This race will be dedicated to Holocaust survivors and their families affected by this event.
Any donation amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for your support!
Please see below for more information on The Blue Card Fund. Copy and paste link: