Dear Friends and Family,
It has always been a goal of mine to run in the New York City Marathon, and so on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I have chosen to run and raise money for Tuesday’s Children, one of the Charity Partners of the 2011 Marathon. This non-profit family service organization has made a long term commitment to those impacted by the events of that day, and more recently, to those who have been impacted by terrorist incidents worldwide. I will be one of 30 runners on this charity’s team.
My goal is to raise at least $2,500, so whatever you can give would be greatly appreciated and will go to a very worthy cause on the anniversary of one the most significant events to occur in our lifetime. To make a donation simply click the “click here” line at the bottom of this letter and please remember to put David Govrin in the box under Donation Information that says Please indicate whether this gift is designated for a specific fund or purpose . If you are unable to give at this time, I completely understand.
While we were all impacted in different ways, we will always remember how we felt, where we were, and what we were doing on that day. I was working only a few blocks away at the time and will always remember watching the second tower fall as I fled by ferry to Hoboken. I feel fortunate, as I had worked in the World Trade Center from 1986 to 1997, and especially lucky, in that I had just given a speech at a conference at Windows on the World only four days prior to the attack.
Since 2001, Tuesday’s Children has promoted healing and recovery by strengthening family resilience, providing individual coping and life management skills, and by creating community through programs, mental health support and family engagement opportunities. Through the First Responder Alliance, Tuesday’s Children serves the heroic first responders that worked tirelessly at Ground Zero. In addition, Project COMMON BOND brings together teens, ages 15-20, from around the world who share a “common bond” — the loss of a family member due to an act of terror.
Please feel free to browse the Tuesday’s Children website for more information on their life changing programs and services www.tuesdayschildren.org. Additionally, do not hesitate to contact
Thank you in advance for your support.
Click HERE to make a donation to support David in the ING New York City Marathon on November 6th!
Don't forget to write "David" in the gift designation box.