Team Blue Card is dedicating this year's 50th Marathon to the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, the Holocaust, and the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp.
The Blue Card is the only organization in the United States whose sole mission is to aid needy Holocaust survivors by providing financial support. The Blue Card is unique in that it provides both long-term ongoing support and emergency grants for basic human needs in the most caring way. Help is given in the form of cash grants issued directly to the client or to the provider of vital goods and services. The grants are made for food, health care, dental care, crisis and ongoing psychotherapy, health insurance, prescription drugs, personal emergency response system, housing, transportation, and various one-time emergencies. Since 2009, The Blue Card has been an Official Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon, raising more than one million dollars for needy Holocaust Survivors.