Schlepping for Cancer

AFRMC hosts Fourth Annual Cheryl Diamond NYC 5k Schlep for Breast & Ovarian Cancer Run/Walk

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - New York CityRobert F. Wagner Jr. Park, Battery Place, NYC-a record number of 300 breast and ovarian cancer activists gathered on a beautiful and sunny morning in Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in downtown Manhattan to participate in the fourth annual breast and ovarian cancer annual run/walk. This event successfully funded the BRCA Multidisciplinary Clinic at Israel’s premier Hospital, Rabin Medical Center.

The event was sponsored by American Self Storage. Partners include BoutiqueBody+, Clarick Gueron Reisbaum LPP, Congregation Emanu-El, Douglas Elliman, El Al, Genentech, 14th Street Y, JLL, IDB Bank, Kadmon Pharmaceuticals,Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Shiboleth, Shleppers Moving & Storage, and Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue.

Supporters helped fund the cause by making teams to either help fundraise or participate in the NYC 5k Schlep. The race attracted runners of all ages and backgrounds from all parts of the world. Runners came from as far away as California, Texas, Canada, and even Australia to participate in the event.  Ages of participants ranged from 9-month-old to 91-year-old Grace Salant, both completing the entire race course.

Donations were received from across the country, including Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., Beverly Hills, Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Denver, and Boston. The race was opened with remarks from AFRMC Executive Director, Joshua Plaut, PhD. and was followed by CEO of American Self Storage, Warren Diamond, who spoke of the memory of his late wife, Cheryl Diamond’s battle with breast cancer.

The runners and walkers schlepped with impressive times. The top female runner was Elizabeth Tretter with a time of 19:08.82. The top male runner was Jonathan Schindel with a time of 14: 29.96. The oldest participant was 91-year-old Grace Salant, and the youngest participant, 12, was Sammy Schindel.

Breast and ovarian cancers are the most common cancers afflicting women in the United States and Israel. One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer annually. Proceeds from this event benefitted the BRCA Multidisciplinary Clinic to serve women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer at Rabin Medical Center’s Davidoff Cancer Center- a world class facility whose sole focus is on the treatment and prevention of cancer.

Thank you to our supporters and participants of this record breaking. We hope to see you at our June 2015 Cheryl Diamond NYC 5k Schlep: Breast & Ovarian Cancer Run/Walk!

If you would like to make an additional donation for breast and ovarian cancer research, please visit the SCHLEP website at: afrmc.kintera.org/schlep2014!

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