Philanthropy


Have you lost a beloved family member or friend to cancer?

The loss of three wonderful family members has prompted me to start training to run the NYC Marathon this coming November 2018 in order to raise money for cancer research. I chose to run with Fred’s Team (Fred Lebow, founder of NYC Marathon, died of brain cancer in 1994) in support of Sloan Kettering (a cancer-fighting powerhouse).

Please join me by donating. Together we can make an impact in the fight against cancer. And if you’re in NYC on November 4, 2018, please come by to cheer me on as I crawl across the finish line in Central Park.

Family members I’m honoring with my marathon fundraising this year:

Brother-in-law Avraham “Tsutsu” Davidovich, passed away at age 55 after a 2-year battle with lung cancer. He never smoked and lived a healthy life with his wife, Iris (my sister), raising seven wonderful children and building a business. Tsutsu was a loving, energetic and a truly righteous man. I miss him every day.

Mother-in-law Marcia Stein Meller passed away at age 69 after a yearlong fight with breast cancer. Born and raised in South Africa, she came to the U.S. as a young mother of three and dedicated her all to their integration and success– in fact, they became a doctor, a lawyer, and a CPA! In later years she cared for her ailing mother. Marcia’s memory lives on in her children and grandchildren–her pride and joy.

Step-mother-in-law Edda Mayor Meller passed way at age 60 after a courageous struggle with colon cancer. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister, full of energy and love for her extended family, spreading her ready smile and generous spirit far and wide. Her memory remains vivid in the hearts of all her family and friends.

When you make your donation, please put in the name of a person you wish to honor (there’s a dedicated space in the donation form). Any amount, small or large, will make a difference, and you can donate with a credit card or PayPal.

By donating, we’ll give doctors and researchers at Sloan Kettering the funding they need to make groundbreaking discoveries and conduct lifesaving clinical trials. Every day, advanced research and new treatments save more lives of patients like Tsutsu, Edda and Marcia, and prevent the devastating grief of losing people we love.

Thank you!

Avi.

To donate, please click on the link below for my personal page at Fred’s Team / Sloan Kettering (when you reach the page, click on “Donate”):

Fred’s Team / Sloan Kettering