A special charity basketball game will be played between the Macabbi Ralph Klein Veteran team of the internationally famous Macabbi Electra Tel Aviv team and doctors of Rabin Medical Center.
The game will take place on Thursday June 4th, 2009, in a large basketball stadium in Petah Tikva, located in a neighborhood very close to the hospital. All proceeds from the game will go toward the purchase of vital equipment for the Arthroscopy And Sports Medicine Unit of the Rabin Medical Center, headed by Dr. Rafi Thein. The team of doctors from Rabin Medical Center has been practicing intensively and is very eager to play against the Macabbi Ralph Klein Veteran team of Macabbi Electra Tel Aviv. Some of the doctors who will play are Dr. Gad Neumann, Deputy Director of HaSharon Hospital, Rabin Medical Center, Dr. Nir Melamed, senior gynecologist, and Dr. Eli Lev, an interventional radiologist. They are looking forward to an exciting game.
Doron Jamchi, manager of the Macabbi Ralph Klein Veteran team, sees this unique game in a very personal way as he himself was born at Beilinson Hospital at Rabin Medical Center and his wife gave birth there to their two daughters, Dana and Maya. Yet his connection to the hospital goes back much further than that, to his mother, who was a nurse at the hospital for over 30 years. Doron added that this team's mission is to contribute as much as possible to the community, so they are proud to take part in this worthwhile event which will benefit the hospital.
This is the hospital's first charity basketball game. It has been sponsored and organized by Friends of Rabin Medical Center. Among the crowd will be Nava Barak, President of Friends of Rabin Medical Center, who will be on hand to encourage and cheer on the Rabin Medical Center Team.
In August 2006, Rabin Medical Center lost a very dear friend and patron with the passing of Seymour Rosenthal, who together with his loving wife Lillian, are among the founding members of American Friends of Rabin Medical Center.
I am working with the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center. This organization is committed to helping Israel's Rabin Medical Center by raising money to sustain and expand its facilities with the most advanced technology and medical equipment.