Running to help Israeli veterans

Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans holds 5K Run/Walk at North Woodmere County Park


The Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans-Beit Halochem held their fourth annual Five Towns 5K Run/Walk at North Woodmere County Park on April 21.

Tommy Pyon, 35, of Flushing, finished first, with a time of 18.04.4. Dmitriy Krasny, 29, of Far Rockaway, took second (18.06.2) and Mordechai Ovits, 36, was third (18:35.0). Gina Prinzevalli, 38, of Rockville Centre, was the first woman to finish (20:50.0).

Proceeds from the event benefit Beit Halochem in the Unite States. Established in 1949, the organization began providing rehabilitation and assistance to the 6,000 veterans who were injured in Israel’s War of Independence. Membership has grown to more than 50,000 disabled soldiers who were wounded during their active or reserve military service or through acts of terror. Beit Halochem provides lifetime service to its members.