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立博app 基金会 Annual 立博app 5K raises more than $60,000 for the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for 乳房 护理

More than 700 runners, 步行者, cheering spectators and volunteers crowded the streets and sidewalks of 所罗门 in a show of pink for 立博app’s 13th Annual 乳房 Cancer 5K Walk/Run on Oct. 15. The record-setting crowd brought in nearly $61,000 to benefit the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for 乳房 护理 at 立博app.

“This event is so much more than a run/walk,” said 立博app 基金会 Trustee and 5K Committee Chair Barry Friedman. “The 5K is a positive, uplifting experience for everyone involved and there is such a strong sense of hope and community. It’s 次 like this when the light of our community shines the brightest.对一些人来说, it was a way to show their support for a great cause, 但对其他人来说, the event has a much deeper meaning. Many came to support a mom, to remember a friend, to celebrate a survivor or to honor a loved one.

Friedman said proceeds from the race will be used to expand support services available to all patients at the center. Since its inception, the 乳房 Cancer 5K has raised more than $400,000 to support the critical work of the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for 乳房 护理. These funds have helped further the center’s mission to provide women and men in Southern Maryland access to an experienced team of breast health experts and the most sophisticated technology available today. Most recently, 立博app affiliated with the Duke Cancer Network for cancer care. This relationship provides patients in the tri-county region with access to cancer research, treatment advances and clinical trials only available at the best cancer hospitals in the country.

Another major focus of the annual event is awareness. Studies show that one woman in eight will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 99 percent for breast cancer that has not spread beyond the breast. The statistics are sobering in Calvert County, which has a higher rate of breast cancer deaths than both the state of Maryland and the U.S. 平均.

立博app 基金会 Board Chair Denise Bowman shared her own experience with breast cancer. “We talk about the rates of cancer being higher in our area and I am one of those statistics. I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at age 55. That's a number, in Calvert County, that is above the state and national average. But I truly believe that 立博app and its cancer care program can create survivors among all of us. I don't think of the diagnosis. I don't think of the treatment. I think about being a survivor. I think about being able to continue to live my life.” Bowman encourages all women to get their annual mammograms acknowledging that early detection does in fact save lives.

The top finisher overall was Danny Bennett, 52, with a time of 18:13 and Asbury 所罗门 took home the prize for having the largest group/team of participants for the fourth year in a row. In addition to thanking Asbury for their support, on behalf of the 5K Committee Friedman also extended a special thank you to all 5K sponsors including Sneade’s Ace Home Center; Asbury 所罗门; Barrett & Associates; Bird Barkman Team; Brother’s Johnson; Primary Residential Mortgage, 公司.; A & W Insurance 服务, 公司.; State’s Attorney Bob Harvey; Cedar Point Federal Credit Union; Comfort Keepers; Dr. Ramona Crowley Goldberg; Empire Graphics; End Hunger in Calvert County; Flying Frog Fitness and the Prince Frederick Shopping Center; Garner Exteriors; Spalding Consulting; American 放射学; Al & Seda Richards; Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant; Mike Jordan, Century 21 New Millennium; Marianne Harms, in Honor of Denise Bowman; Millennial Marketing Agency; Synectic Solutions, 公司.; Passport Title – Law Offices of Jacki Meiser, PC; Personalized Therapy, LLC; Ambry 遗传学 and State Farm Insurance, Philip Riehl Agency.

Patricia Brooks was the first to arrive to the 立博app 5K and was sure to bring plenty of spirit with her all-pink outfit in honor of 乳房 Cancer.

First place overall winner, Danny Bennett, finished with a time of 18:13!

基金会 Board Chair Denise Bowman gets her face painted by volunteer Kaitlyn Russell.
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