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28th Annual Montefiore Nyack Hospital Blow Away Breast Cancer 5K Run and Walk to Benefit The Hospital’s Breast Cancer Center

September 27, 2018: The 28th Annual Montefiore Nyack Hospital Blow Away Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk is scheduled at 9:00 a.m. for Sunday, October 14, 2018. More than 500 runners are expected to turn out for this fun event, with the proceeds to support the comprehensive breast cancer and screening programs offered at The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital.

The Run/Walk starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends on the grounds of the Hospital. Participants will enjoy a certified scenic course, computerized race results, refreshments, free pinwheels, and same-day race results which are posted online. Awards are presented to the top three finishers in designated age categories and a team trophy will be awarded to the top fundraising team.

Registration is $20 youth (ages 18 and younger) and $25 adults. To register online, visit by October 8 (noon cut-off time) or by mail through October 5. Registration rates increase by $5.00 the day of the event. A t-shirt is guaranteed to the first 400 pre-paid registrants. Race packet pick-up for those pre-registered will take place on Thursday, October 11. at the exterior entrance to Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Palisades Center at the top of the escalator from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

This year, major sponsors include Northeastern Anesthesia Services and PDI. The Finish Line Sponsor is Centers Health Care. Water Stop sponsors include: Mark Jacobs; Mark E. Geller, MD; Dr. Robbi Kempner and Mr. Rick Annis; Abbey Ice & Spring Water; Agendia; Burke Rehabilitation Hospital; The Byne Group; Crystal Run Healthcare; Montefiore Faculty Practice Group; Palisades Center; Marion & Robert Van Pelt; Eisai and The Walking Company. Mile Marker Supporters include: Capitol Risk Management Services; Children’s Dentistry of the Palisades; Dr. Mitchell & Barbara Cohn; Dick’s Supporting Goods; Dr. Edward & Raselle Fisher; I.B.E.W. Local Union No. 363; The MLN Group; Rand Commercial; Renal Consultants, PC; Gastrointestinal Associates of Rockland; Laboratory Medicine Associates; and Rockland Mobile Care. Additional supporters include: Alianza; Sheriff Louis Falco III; Hunter Financial Advisors, Inc.; JCC Rockland; Silver; Tatar & Korenfeld; and Robert Van Cura. 

For more information, contact Linda Mezzasalma at 845-348-2163.