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Jeremy’s Circle to stream fund-raiser on Aug. 9

Pamela Becker

Jeremy’s Circle, an organization helping children cope with cancer in their families in Israel  (www.jeremyscircle.org), will hold a virtual Zoom fund-raiser on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 3 p.m. Co-founder of Jeremy’s Circle, Pamela Becker, widow of Jeremy Coleman for whom the organization is named, will speak on “Meeting Children’s Needs During Pandemic, Novel Approaches in a Trying Time.”

The program is a replacement for the Jeremy’s Circle annual benefit party and auction, which had to be canceled because of the restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic. However, despite the pandemic, cancer continues and the needs of the children in affected families remain, according to organizers.

Jeremy’s Circle has had to adapt to the situation. Since it could not bring children to programs, it brought programs to children. Kits with a variety of activities and games were sent out. According to the organization’s web site these were well received.  For teenagers, a well-known magician gave a virtual performance, made more festive by the pizza sent to the homes of all attendees. A contest, the “12 Challenge,” was held with participants displaying their entries via a special WhatApp group organized for the purpose.

All are welcome to participate in the zoom event. There is no charge to participate. However, donations are welcome. Those wishing an invitation to participate may contact Martin Becker at 518-427-1967 or beckermartin@hotmail.com.

Pamela Becker, a citizen of Israel, is a native of this area, and attended the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District. She lives in Tel Aviv, Israel with her husband Alon Tako and their combined family of five children. She is the daughter of Jean and Martin Becker of Loudonville. In addition to her volunteer work with Jeremy’s Circle, she has served as vice president of the Israeli company prooV. She also is the author of the novel Memoirs of a False Messiah.

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