The Sixth Annual Cheryl Diamond NYC 5k Schlep Run / Walk in Battery Park on June 5, 2016 highlighted the BRCA Gene Multidisciplinary Clinic, serving women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. The race also funds research for cancer cures at Rabin Medical Center’s Davidoff Cancer Center in Israel, a world-class facility for the treatment and prevention of cancer.
The event was co-sponsored by American Self Storage, JCRC-NY, Israeli-American Council, the Celebrate Israel Day Parade, Central Synagogue, Congregation Emanu-El NYC, El Al Airlines, Congregation Ohab Zedek, Consulate General of Israel in NY, 14th Street Y, JLL, IDB Bank, NYU Bronfman Center, Shiboleth, Shleppers Moving & Storage, StorageBlue, and Tamid. AFRMC thanks all teams, runners, walkers, sponsors, donors, and NBA champion, Richard “Rip” Hamilton.
Barbara Abrams is a two-time survivor of breast cancer, an Ashkenazi Jew and BRCA positive. Every woman in her family, who has been BRCA tested, has the gene and has been affected by cancer in some way. Her grandmother, aunt and cousin did not survive the illness.
On the evening of May 7th, 2006, David Baruch from Fort Lee, New Jersey, accompanied by his three children Assaf, Sharon and Karen, officially inaugurated the David Baruch Day Care Floor at the Davidoff Cancer Center.