One Heart presented Open Your Heart – Reveal Your Inner Beauty at a girls’ night at Sephora on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on Sunday, September 25, 2011. Close to 80 guests attended this benefit which included makeovers, wine tasting, raffles, hors d’oeuvres, music, desserts, a candy bar with a delicious array of sweets to take home, and gift bags. One Heart heals victims of terror and their families around the world.
A gracious Sarri Singer spoke about One Heart which she co-founded and thanked the sponsors and committee members who made the event possible. The speaker for the evening was Diana, a victim of terror, who shared being a victim of a Hamas suicide bombing in Israel on September 4, 1997. Diana spoke eloquently as she described her numerous surgeries and recovery from the bombing. When meeting Diana you would not know she was a victim of terror. One of Diana’s messages – ‘to appreciate everything you have and be thankful.’ A message of the evening – ‘reveal your inner beauty.’ The event was attended by survivors of terror – spouses, siblings, children and 9/11 victims.
One Heart is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in memory of Rami Kimchy z”l and is dedicated to helping victims of terror across the globe to overcome long lasting terror induced psychological and physical trauma. One Heart offers assistance for psychological needs of victims and family members and other longer term needs that are often not provided by insurance. One Heart remains committed to each victim of a terror attack through their global network. One Heart also raises public consciousness of the often unmet needs of victims of terror.
Proceeds from the event benefit One Heart’s Young Ambassador’s Program Youth Mission in the Fall 2011. The Young Ambassadors who participate in the semi-annual mission come from various cultures and religions around the world – yet share the common bond of having been victimized by terrorism. The children tour New York City, meet with political and community leaders, and share their stories with peers who have endured similar experiences. This powerful experience aims to empower the children to move forward for their future, despite the trauma they have experienced in losing either a parent or family member in a terrorist attack.