United Hatzalah 5K

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June 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Location: Roosevelt Island, NY

Phone: 9176128939

Email: mjaccarino@scompr.com

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WORLD-RENOWNED EMS ORGANIZATION HOLDS 2ND ANNUAL U.S. CHARITY 5K ON ROOSEVELT ISLAND

JUNE 8, 2014 RACE TO DRAW 1,000+, RAISE $1 MILLION+ TO HELP SAVE LIVES WORLDWIDE

ON-SITE DEMONSTRATION OF UNIQUE “AMBUCYCLE” THAT HAS SAVED THOUSANDS




WHAT: United Hatzalah is Israel’s world-renowned and largest non-profit volunteer emergency response organization. Volunteers use GPS smart phone technology and “ambucycles,” or motor scooters equipped with life-saving medical equipment, to race to emergency events. The group’s average response time is under three minutes. Traditional ambulance squads take six – ten minutes. The United Hatzalah volunteers stabilize victims and await support. All work free-of-charge. United Hatzalah's service is available to all people without regard to race, religion or national origin. In 2013, Hatzalah treated over 250,000 people --- 47,000 with life-threatening injuries. United Hatzalah is working to bring its revolutionary live-saving model to the U.S.

Witness an demonstration of the “ambucycle” at The Race to Save Lives, a charity 5K to raise funds to purchase additional “ambucycles.”

WHO:Close to 1,000 runners including 30 special needs youngsters from the Yachad School in Brooklyn 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.

WHEN:Sunday, June 8, 2014, 11:30 a.m., EST. to 1:30 p.m., EST

WHERE:Roosevelt Island, New York. Starting area is near the TRAM (Fire Fighters Field). A barbecue and carnival will follow.

Register at www.racetosavelives.com. Learn more about Hatzalah at www.israelrescue.org.

For interviews, please contact Mike Jaccarino, (o) 201-498-1600, (c) 917-612-8139, mjaccarino@scompr.com
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