UIA update: inspiring speaker

February 12, 2019 by Community newsdesk
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UIA Australia will host wounded former IDF captain and Iron Man competitor Ziv Shilon at a variety of events in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth as part of the 2019 Campaign.

Ziv Shilon

Ziv Shilon was severely wounded during his last operational mission in the Gaza Strip in 2012. Undergoing over 14 surgeries and intensive rehabilitation, the story of his injury and recovery is a heroic and remarkable tale of the strength of one’s spirit and the ability to overcome challenges. Due to his immense motivation and willpower, he succeeded to rise above physical hurdles including those he thought were impossible. Shilon completed the Berlin Marathon and is now training for the Iron Man competition.

Shilon will inspire at UIA young division events including UIA NSW Young Leadership event – ‘It’s Personal’ on Thursday 7 March, YoungUIA WA Campaign Launch on Sunday 10 March and YoungUIA Victoria’s Campaign Launch – ‘It’s Personal’ on Wednesday 13 March.

UIA NSW is hosting its inaugural Fun Run and Picnic with Shilon – a new inclusive and family-friendly offering added to the 2019 Campaign line up. To be held on Sunday 10 March, all ages are welcome for a Fun Run or Ride with bikes, scooters and prams. Participants can enjoy a picnic after the run or ride, with hampers available for pre-purchase or you can bring along your own.

Additionally, he will address the ‘young at heart’ at a Community Afternoon Tea in Melbourne on Wednesday 13 March. Dr Zuhdi Jasser, the Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy will be the second speaker.

UIA CEO Yair Miller said: “Ziv’s message of strength and ensuring you give back is so important for our younger generation of supporters. UIA prides itself on being inclusive and ensuring the next generation of donors have the ability to connect with Israel in different and innovative ways. Ziv’s events across Australia will be empowering and ensure our unwavering partnership with Israel through the UIA is instilled in the next generation.”

Events will sell out and places are limited.




FUN RUN AND PICNIC – Sunday 10 March 2019

To book for UIA NSW events or for more information, contact (02)9361 4273, info@uiansw.org.auor visit uiaaustralia.org.au/our-events/nsw


YOUNGUIA EVENT – Sunday 10 March 2019

To book for UIA WA events or for more information, contact (08) 9275 1186, info@uiawa.org.auor visit uiaaustralia.org.au/our-events/wa


YOUNGUIA EVENT – Wednesday 13 March 2019

COMMUNITY AFTERNOON TEA – Wednesday 13 March 2019

To book for UIA VIC events or for more information, contact 1300 ISRAEL (1300 477 235), info@uiavic.org.au or visit uiaaustralia.org.au/our-events/vic


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