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Michael Milken receives the "Humanitarian Award", at the United Hatzalah of Israel's 4th Los Angeles Gala by Rachel Ganz

The United Hatzalah, which has 7,000 volunteers in Israel, dispenses emergency medical services to those in need

\March 20, 2024, the United Hatzalah presented its 4th Los Angeles Gala at the Fairmont Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles CA 90067

This wonderful event, attend by over 1200 people raised more than $12 million for the organization's lifesaving work in Israel. The United Hatzalah, which has 7,000 volunteers in Israel, dispenses emergency medical services to those in need, and an average response time of three minutes or less. They are called the "Angeles in Orange" because of the orange uniforms they wear" 600,000 to 700,000 people" are treated each year. From the beginning, our tagline has been "Time Equals Lives"

According to the organization, it treated over 4,000 wounded in the aftermath of the October 7 massacre, both soldiers and civilians

The gala honored Michael Milken, legendary financier, of the Milken Institute, with the "Humanitarian Award" for his philanthropy, and generous support of the organizations dedication and commitment to saving lives in Israel.

Eli Beer, Rick Caruso, Sunny Sassoon & Debbie Sassoon

Michael Milken, praised Eli Beer, President and Founder of United Hatzalah, for his life saving actions on October 7 and beyond. "The Talmud tells us that any person who saves a single soul is considered by the scriptures as if they have saved the entire world", and Eli Beer belongs in this category.

Michael Milken spoke about his ordeal of surviving cancer after being diagnosed in 1993 with advanced prostate cancer, and being told he might not live beyond a year. He founded the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the world's largest philanthropic organization for prostate cancer research

There were featured speeches from event co-chairs Rich Caruso and Sunny Sassoon and special guest Dr. Miriam Adelson. The title sponsor was Greenberg Traurig Law

United Hatzala Board member Dina Kadisha, opened the program with the Israel Consul General for LA, Israel Bachar, said the Mi Shebeirach prayer for everyone who needed healing.

Elderly woman stands up to donate $1 million

The evening featured the beautiful children's choir singing "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Hatikvah".

Gal Gadot joined the program by video, because she was at home recovering from giving birth to her fourth child. She expressed her admiration for United Hatzalah.

"It's incredible to think about the 7,000 volunteers, from all different backgrounds: Jews, Christians, Muslims, all coming together with one goal, to save lives. This organization embodies the spirit and unity of Israel in such a profound way".

Eli Beer and Scooter Braun

Dr. Miriam Adelson, longtime supporter of United Hatzalah, discussed the idea" the Jewish people live on", and how we will persist with our fight to live, no matter what." We are a people that cherish hope and not hatred, and that fights for what is right, even if it means fighting alone".

Rich Caruso, founder and executive chairman of Caruso as well as a former candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, brought up how he is a "Sinatra-loving Italian Catholic" and that his family stands proudly with the Jewish Community." Rich Caruso majestically stated, ''We are here to make the world a safer place. Tonight, more than anything, we here to make the world a safer place. Tonight more than anything, we hope to unite and heal, and bring together Jews, Arabs, and Christians in the shared mission of saving lives."

Towards the end of the evening they had only raised 9 million, so they announced "No one is leaving this dinner until we have $12 million!

Everyone looked around and smiled!

It was truly amazing to see teenagers standing up donating $1300, a table of young people under 30 were donating $300, 000 or more , an elderly woman in her 80's who could barely stand gave over $1 million!

Michael Milken left right after his speech, but he called back to donate more money when he heard United Hatzalah was 3 million short of their goal

In less than 30 minutes, the United Hatzalah Gala in Los Angeles raised 3 million with a final donation of over 12 million

I guess the dinner crowd was ready to go home!

There with an exciting Young Leadership After Party, with a special performance by LIVE Entertainment Group. Trays of sumptuous desserts, coffee and liqueurs were served.

Upon leaving all guests were given a copy of "FASTER CURES", Accelerating the Future of Health" by Michael Milken with Geoffrey Evans Moore!,

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