Shine a Little Light and Win Big Prizes

Things can be bad. But they’re worse when you have to face them alone.

Take Avi, for example. He was in elementary school when his parents got the news: Cancer.

The lights went out. Their lives turned dark.

Uncertainty. Which treatment should we pursue? Is a bone marrow transplant the best option?

Concern. How would we juggle his treatment and still care for the rest of the family?

Fear. Would Avi make it?

His parents watched as the light went out — it dimmed from Avi’s eyes, it disappeared from their home. The darkness shadowed over their family, as it does for thousands of families across the world. Avi’s is far from the only one.

But whether dealing with cancer, mental health, or special needs — there’s a glow in the dark. There’s an organization that shines a little light and helps them navigate the darkness.

Ezer Mizion gets 650,000 calls a year. They answer each one. Yes, we will be there for you.

We will guide you through treatments.

We will drop off hot dinners.

We will find you a matching donor.

We will provide mental health support.

We will send volunteers to the hospital.

How do they do it? What does it take to change a family’s world for the better?

Not much — just a little bit of light chases away the darkness. Ezer Mizion is holding a historic auction — one of the largest ever — and with each ticket that you purchase, you have the ability to replace darkness with light.

The auction features dozens of brilliant prizes, and with tickets starting at just $18, you can win anything from your dream vacation to your own Sefer Torah (Torah Scroll) or from home renovations to jewelry. The two grand prizes give you the chance to win $100,000 cash or your own late-model car. By participating in Ezer Mizion’s auction, you can help the organization to keep glowing.

This year, because of COVID, not only did Ezer Mizion’s income lessen, but their call volume rose astronomically. More people than ever are relying on the organization and, more than ever, Ezer Mizion is relying on you.

Families in Israel and around the world are relying on Ezer Mizion. You’re the one with the power to turn on the light.

Purchase your tickets at emraffle.org today and be their glow in the dark.

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The Auction that Saves Lives

“A Chinese Auction that Saves Lives” – It’s a catchy slogan that has been resounding in every home the last few weeks, but few understand the true meaning, and above all, the very painful meaning, that hides behind this very dramatic phrase.pr depression- missing puzzle piece
Last week, a retreat for women struggling with cancer drew to a close.
More than 100 women: sick mothers, wives of sick husbands, and mothers of sick children attended the retreat. The women had one common denominator – long periods of sleeplessness from worry, pain, and unrelenting fear.
We were there. We at the Cancer Patient Support Division are used to a routine that is lined with pain. Every day, we give many families glimmers of hope and the strength to keep going. We encourage them not to fall into the pits of despair that lurk at every turn. We too stopped for a moment at the retreat, stepped out of the routine, non-stop doing, and linked up to those women, who welcomed this opportunity for a tiny break from the unceasing marathon… To an onlooker, it would appear as if they had flipped the pages to a different reality, an optimistic, smiling reality…
Six in the evening: it’s time to go back… Buses are waiting outside for over an hour already, but something stops me from leaving and stopping the program that hasn’t finished yet. Women, knowing all too well to where and what they are returning, grab another whiff of the fresh, clear air, free of troubles. Like me, the program directors, too, are unable to cut short this unstoppable song.
“On Thursday,” one of the women tells me on the way to the bus, “I felt like giving up. The doctors themselves are optimistic, but the tough journey concealed every ray of hope from me… Now, I am coming back to life!” – she announces suddenly, with new determination., With tears in her eyes, she adds – “You are like a gift from Heaven for me. In one swoop, you pulled the darkness aside and I discovered light I had forgotten exists.” “I am coming back to life!” she announces again, and I notice that dozens of heads around us are nodding along with her, joining in silent agreement with her feeling and her decision. Such a piercing, meaningful sentence!
I head homeward with trembling heart… “Thank you, Creator of the Universe!” – The words burst from my heart… “Thank you that we at Ezer Mizion are privileged again and again to be on the side of the givers – to be those who restore people to life!…”
Sometimes emotionally by instilling in them the will to live and sometimes in actuality by providing the DNA match for the bone marrow transplant, their last chance for survival.
And then I understood. It’s not just a winning slogan. It is the chilling reality for thousands of people who are waiting … For them – tomorrow is too late… A Chinese Auction that saves lives!

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