On Sunday, April 6, hundreds of participants gathered at the historic Prospect Park in Brooklyn, for a 5K Walk/Run Race for the purpose of raising awareness and funds for several worthy organizations. The atmosphere was high-spirited when walkers, runners and rollers started to arrive at 7:00 a.m. on that crisp morning! A professional chip timed the course and top finisher awards were prepared for the competitive runners. There was a live DJ, professional pre-race warm-up & stretch with Brooklynettes, a professional announcer; Charity customized Generosity T-Shirts and finisher medals.
Aleh Foundation’s enthusiastic supporters from different parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan as well as New Jersey joined the race. Five of Aleh Foundation’s participants received Medals! Aleh Foundation received the most awards at this 5K RACE!
It was an amazing atmosphere where 11 different charities spend time enjoying including NYC friends of the Firefighters, RWB and North Shore Animal League of America, who brought along their dogs to join the race. This made it a very colorful event!
Aleh Foundation Award Recipients were: Rick Bowen, formerly of US Homeland Security; Faigy Erps; Zissy Feferkorn captain of Team Red; Chany Klar, most exciting was when 6-year old Ben Matsas, the youngest participant at the race received his trophy.
Last year little Ben accepted an award in public from the Aleh Foundation when his parents Steven & Randi Matsas were honored at the 2013 annual Awards Gala in the presence of 400 participants!
Aleh Foundation does magnificent work to improve the lives of Israel’s most needy and has become one of the world’s leading institutions for the care and treatment of severely developmentally disabled children. We help provide treatment, medical care and special education classes and living quarters to more than 700 children ranging from infants to adults, transforming their life to be accessible to therapies such as, physical therapy, art and music. The Core of our success is the warm, personal relationship that develops between their caregivers and the children. The Aleh Foundation was incorporated in the United States in 1984, and developed a network of more than 30,000 friends throughout the USA who became staunch supporters. Aleh Foundation USA is located at 5317 13th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219. Aleh Foundation’s upcoming Annual Awards Dinner will be celebrated on May 21, 2014 in the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Prominent Leaders and celebrities from the USA and Israel join their elite circle of friends in a state-of-the-art fund-raising project. To make reservations please visit the Aleh Foundation website at www.alehfoundationusa.org or call 800-317-ALEH. v