Organizers of this year’s ING New York City Marathon on November 6 are hoping that runners will raise $1 million per mile. That’s a total of $26,200,000 for charity. Among the official charity teams this year will be 70 runners raising money for The Blue Card, a non-profit organization that supports the everyday financial needs of 2,000 destitute Holocaust survivors in the United States.
“Some survivors have commented about how they are honored and find it interesting that while they were once on death marches, now younger people are raising money for them by running,” noted The Blue Card’s executive director, Elie Rubinstein. “It’s not ‘run for you life,’ as it was for the survivors during the Holocaust, but rather ‘run for someone else’s life.’”
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