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Libby Sharfstein's Fundraiser:

New Bedford Half Marathon

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EVENT DATE: Mar 16, 2014

Libby Sharfstein


Hello All,

I am proud to announce that this year I will be running in my first half marathon in March (13.1Miles)! There were many charities that have touched my heart, but for this marathon I wanted to dedicate my race to my Grandfather, George Felix Meissner.  My Grandfather passed away on March 12th 1986. He was a great father and wife to my mother and grandmother.

Even though my Grandfather and I never got to know each other, he leaves behind quite a legacy. My Grandfather was Chief Pathologist of Rhode Island Hospital and escaped Vienna, Austria during the Holocaust in his early adult years by himself.

Since the race was so close to the anniversery of his passing, I wanted to help raise money for a charity that I believe he would support. This race I am running for the Anne Frank Center USA. ounded in 1977 by Anne’s father Otto, The Anne Frank Center USA, a partner of the Anne Frank House, uses the diary and spirit of Anne Frank as unique tools to advance her legacy, to educate young people and communities in the U.S. and Canada about the dangers of intolerance, antisemitism, racism and discrimination, and to inspire the next generation to build a world based on equal rights and mutual respect.

Through a variety of innovative education programs and exhibitions, the Center uses Anne Frank as a role model for today. Her insights and courage continue to inspire students, educators and citizens more than 60 years after her diary was first published.

The Anne Frank Center USA is a not-for-profit organization. Please support us any way you can, and help us continue our mission.

The Anne Frank Center USA is a non-sectarian, educational organization, that is not-for-profit under the Internal Revenue Code Section {501 (c) (3)}. Contributions to the organization are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Thank you for your support!



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