For many years, Temple Beth Torah in Westbury has run a walkathon for the Hatzilu Rescue Organization. We are very grateful that TBT has been such a good friend to Hatzilu. Each year it is held at the Cantiague Park in Hicksville and takes place on the third Sunday in May. In recent years, Hatzilu has invited other synagogues to participate in an effort to increase the amount of funds raised and also to create a greater awareness of the organization and what we do. Its a fun way for families in many communities to come together to do a mitzvah. The kids and teenagers who participate enjoy the walk in the park and learn something about helping those less fortunate than themselves. The past three years we have held a raffle after the walk. Each year the raffle prizes seem to get better and better! Examples of some of the raffle prizes from this past year were Jet Blue Airline tickets, NY Mets field box tickets, gift certificates for local restaurants, gift certificates for local stores, and many more. Whether winning a prize or not, everyone left that day with a "feel good" feeling!