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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Roosevelt Island Race To Save Lives 5K Charity Run, Walk & Carnival On Sunday June 8 - Raising Funds For United Hatzalah Ambucycle Emergency Medical Response Efforts

 Image Of United Hatzalah's Eli Beer And the Ambucycle From You Tube

Roosevelt Island will be the location for United Hatzalah of Israel's Race To Save Lives 5K Charity Run, Walk, and Carnival on Sunday morning June 8 from 9 - 11 AM. According to the Race To Save Lives:
WORLD-RENOWNED EMS ORGANIZATION HOLDS 2ND ANNUAL U.S. CHARITY 5K ON ROOSEVELT ISLAND

SUNDAY MORNING RACE EXPECTED TO DRAW 1,000-PLUS AND RAISE OVER $1 MILLION TO HELP SAVE LIVES AROUND THE WORLD

The Race to Save Lives is a charity 5K to raise money for United Hatzalah of Israel, Israel’s world-renowned and largest non-profit, volunteer emergency medical response organization. Hatzalah volunteers use GPS smart phone technology and “ambucycles,” or supped-up motor scooters to race to emergency events. The group’s average response time is under three minutes. Traditional ambulance squads take six-and-ten minutes. U.H. stabilizes victims and awaits support. They work free-of-charge. All money raised will buy equipment, and more ambucycles. The race is the second, annual U.S. 5K. Hatzalah is working to bring its revolutionary life-saving model to the U.S. Sign up at www.racetosavelives.com. Learn more about Hatzalah at www.israelrescue.org.

Close to 1,000 runners are expected. Eli Beer, United Hatzalah of Israel’s founder, will be on site. Beer founded U.H. in 2000 after a stint as a Jerusalem EMT. He started it after seeing too many die, or suffer irrevocable injuries, because his ambulance got stuck in traffic took too long to arrive.
More on Unitd Hatzalah's motorcycle emergency response efforts from this TED MED Talk by founder Eli Beer.



Last year's United Hatzalah Race To Save Lives on Roosevelt Island drew more than 350 people and raised more than $350,000.

Here's more information on the Race To Save Lives and click here to register.

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