Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
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2012 Runners are off!
Despite having to switch the date and location for Integrated Medical Foundation’s 4th annual Blue Ribbon 5K Run due to the devastation caused by hurricane Sandy, over 500 people showed up in support of prostate cancer awareness on Sunday, December 9th at Syosset Woodbury Park. It was a fabulous morning! Participants came out for the cause and raised funds at this heartfelt community event.
Dr. Robert D’Esposito and Joanie Kuhne outside the screening van
Amazingly, the rain that was forecast held off for the entire morning and the temperature remained unseasonably mild. Men at the event took advantage of free prostate cancer screenings which were offered. A health fair took place on site. Island Harvest and the Guardian Angels joined with us to distribute non-perishable food items collected for Sandy victims.
Rhonda Samuel crosses the finish line with Board Member Lance Kuba
Integrated Medical Foundation would like to thank each and every one of you who participated in this year’s Run:
Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support: Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Shiel Medical Laboratories, Advanced Radiation Centers of New York, Dendreon, Genentech, Astellas, Amgen, Ferring, Healthtronics, Senator Fuschillo, Janney LLC and Chris Coshignano.
Doreen Barrett checks the results board
Thank you to our fundraisers through Active Giving, especially the top fundraisers who raised a total of over $4,000(!!): Tanya Pannell, IMF Board Member Dr. Eric Thall, Stephanie Zeitlin and Debra Zeitlin – Way to go!!!
Thank you to Dr. Robert D’Esposito and Joanie Kuhne for generously providing the free prostate cancer screenings to the community.
Rhonda Samuel and Dr. Evan Eisenberg
Thank you to the generous companies that donated items in support of the Run: All Round Foods, Apple & Eve, Bagel Boss Cafe – East Norwich, Clif Bar, Long Island Banana, Honest Tea and Staples Advantage – and to all of our Health Fair participants.
Thank you to prostate cancer survivor and returning Grand Marshal, Curtis Sliwa for joining us once again in support of the cause.
Thank you to Supervisor John Venditto and the Town of Oyster Bay and Mike Polansky and the Greater Long Island Running Club for their invaluable support without which this event would not be possible each year.
Thank you to all of our volunteers, coordinated by Mindy Davidson of GLIRC, who helped the event run so smoothly. A special shout out to Teresa Alvarez, Margo Schumer, Randi Pincus, Karen Hohlman, Lori & Mike Schull, Michael Stern and family/friends, and the talented Jake Finkelstein who inspired the crowd and helped kick off the run with his exceptional trumpet playing!
Thank you to all of our runners and spectators who came out early on a Sunday morning to run, cheer and support the cause. We want to especially congratulate our staunch IMF supporters who came out for the cause: Dr. Evan Eisenberg – 1st urologist to cross the finish line (who also placed 3rd in his age group), IMF President Dr. Eric Mitchnick, Past President and founder of IMF Dr. Deepak Kapoor, Board Member Dr. Marc Schumer, Board Member and Past President Dr. Gary Oshinsky, Board Member Lance Kuba, Dr. Michael Levine, Joseph Levine, Dr. Eric Hochberg, Sydney Hochberg, Dr. Jeffrey Weiss, Linda Ottaviano, Glen Wolther, Shari Zimmerman, Sue Fitzpatrick, Steven Pliszak, Senator Fuschillo, IMF Executive Director Rhonda Samuel, Debra Zeitlin, Stephanie Zeitlin, Doreen Barrett, Dr. Eric Gelfand, Marshall Rubin, Joanne Pannell and Ed Randall. We couldn’t have done it without all of you!!
Approximately one out of every six men will have prostate cancer in his lifetime, 240,000 will be newly diagnosed this year, and more than 33,000 will die from the disease. Integrated Medical Foundation has reached hundreds of thousands of men across Long Island at events, seminars, through radio and print, and performed free screenings for over 1,000 men in the last two years.
It’s not too late to Donate to the Cause: Our Personal Fundraising Page will be up and running through December 31, 2012!
It’s easy to help – You can Click Here to Donate. Any amount is so appreciated. Even $5! IT ADDS UP! Our sincere thanks for your support!
Thank you to our sponsors!