Yom rishon, 3 Sivan 5771.
This is a PSA for folks in the Gush; but anyone anywhere in the world who wants to donate to the cause is more than welcome to participate!
Are you tired of shlepping to Jerusalem every time you or a family member needs an x-ray? Very soon you'll be able to have them taken right here in the Gush. But a little help is needed to make this a reality.
If you've spent any time outside the yishuv lately, you may have seen a friend of ours riding around the Gush on a red Vespa. His name is David Bogner, and he actually rides from Efrat to Beer Sheva and back every day on his scooter.
To mark his 50th birthday (this month), David has decided to take a 1,000 mile (approx. 1,600 km) ride around our beautiful country on his Vespa. He's calling it the "Midsummer Night's Dream Ride," and he is inviting residents of the Gush to sponsor the ride to the benefit of the Efrat Emergency Medical Center's nearly completed Radiology Suite.
All of us stand to benefit from being able to get X-rays taken locally; but there is only a short time left to participate.
So we're writing to ask you to sponsor the "Dream Ride" and the Radiology Center. If enough of us make really modest donations, this project can be up and running in a matter of days.
You can read more about the ride on David's blog (http://www.treppenwitz.com/2011/05/a-midsummer-nights-dream-ride.html) or go directly to the EEMC site (http://efratemergencymedical.org/mndr.html) and click on one of the yellow "Dream Ride" buttons to submit your donation through their secure server.
Our kids, who maim themselves routinely (puh-puh-puh), thank you for participating in this important project!
Dear Bogner: The Major says to watch out for rocks, and to remember to wear your Air Defense Equipment, aka "helmet." Ruti just reminds you to drink lots of water. Pit stops aren't just for tires. Happy birthday. You're almost an adult.