Letter to the editor

FIDV cheers FIDF


Dear Editor,

I was pleased to read your article about Dr. Eyal Gur [FIDF helps Israeli veteran MD run, bike and hike, May 17].

Dr. Gur for many years had been a member of Beit Halochem, the sports and rehabilitation centers of the Zahal Disabled Veteran Organization. This is the organization that is supported by the FIDV 5Towns 5K. In the past he had even been a speaker for Beit Halochem.

Beit Halochem provides various different sports and recreational opportunities for disabled Israeli veterans. With the help of the Strides program more disabled veterans may be able to take advantage of what Beit Halochem has to offer. The Beit Halochem cycling program includes a cycling tour of Israel, “Courage in Motion,” where every year disabled Israeli veterans and able bodied cyclists from around the world cycle together for five days.

Isaac Seinuk

Board Member, Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans