Lower East Sider Led ‘Five Boro Bike Tour’ Team for Holocaust Survivors
A Lower East Sider and his family rode the TD Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday to raise money for Holocaust survivors around the country. Under the banner of The Blue Card, a decades-old nonprofit that collects and distributes funds to survivors in need.
“Team Blue Card” was lead by Noah Wildman of the Lower East Side with his six-year-old son, Emil, in memory of his father and grandparents who escaped the Nazis in Austria. This was Wildman’s eighth annual outing for the charity, and raised more than $8,700.
Even though the race is over, the team continues crowdfunding to reach the $30,000 goal for their cause.
Since 2009, Team Blue Card has raised over $1 million for Holocaust survivors at sports endurance events including the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, TCS New York City Marathon, Miami Marathon, NYC Triathlon, and other international events. The organization has provided nearly $35 million overal to Holocaust survivors throughout the U.S.