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December 11, 2013 8:20 pm

Katie Couric Hosts Event that Raises $1 Million for Magen David Adom

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Katie Couric at the Dec. 9 fundraiser for Magen David Adom in New York City. Photo: Howard Wechsler.

JNS.orgTelevision journalist Katie Couric, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor headlined a Dec. 9 dinner in Manhattan that raised $1 million for Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national emergency response, ambulance, and blood services organization.

“MDA’s willingness to help save all lives is something we all should rally behind,” Couric, host of the American Friends of Magen David Adom event, said. “I’ve built a career on the pursuit of a good story. And in a part of the world that’s constantly producing ominous headlines, I’ve clearly found a positive one.”

Bloomberg proclaimed Dec. 9 to be “Magen David Adom Day” in New York City. MDA is an organization that is mandated by the Israeli government but not funded by it, instead relying on private donors.

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