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November 28, 2023

She fled the Israeli army as a young woman. Now in her 90s, she is running again

| Opinion When I was 19, I protested against the Six-Day War. I was arrested, jailed and then evaded the Israeli army - an act of resistance for which I later received an award from the Israeli police. Now, in my early 90s, I’m running again. This time, however, for something less political - I’m running to raise funds for the Kupat Cholim [(the official Medical Insurance Plan in Israel) organization]. In 1992, I founded Kupat Cholim, an organization focused on providing healthcare for all Israelis. Over the years, the organization has grown tremendously, and this year I decided to honor my commitment to provide the best care possible to people in need by running a marathon to raise resources for the organization. The goal of my marathon fundraiser is to raise at least one million shekels for Kupat Cholim, and I invite you to join me in this effort. By joining the movement, you have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of those who need it most. Your donations will go toward providing preventive and emergency medical services throughout Israel, as well as supporting research and breakthrough treatments. This is an important cause that deserves our collective attention and support. It is my hope that together, we can raise the funds needed to ensure that health care is within reach for anyone who needs it. Thank you for your generous support. Sincerely, Talya Founder of Kupat Cholim