September 11, 2017: The 27th annual Montefiore Nyack Hospital Blow Away Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 8, 2017. More than 500 runners are expected to turn out for the event, the proceeds of which will support the comprehensive breast cancer and screening programs offered at The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital.
The Run/Walk, which starts at 9:00 a.m., will begin and end 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 events.org/BABCRun by October 5 or by mail through October 2. Registration rates increase by $5.00 the day of the event. A t-shirt is guaranteed for the first 400 pre-paid registrants. -more-
In person registration will be held at Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s Breast Cancer Awareness Event on Sunday, October 1st at the Palisades Center 12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m. Race packet pick-up for those pre-registered will take place on Thursday, October 5th at the exterior entrance to Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Palisades Center at the top of the escalator from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Major sponsors this year include Northeastern Anesthesia Services, PC and Centers Health Care. Finish Line Sponsors are Mark Jacobs and Robert Bechne and water stop sponsors include Laboratory Medicine Associates, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Marion & Robert Van Pelt, PDI, W&W Glass, The Byne Group, The Walking Company, and Abbey Ice & Spring Water.
Additional supporters include Carousel Cakes who will donate a portion of the sales of all their Breast Cancer Pink Velvet Cupcakes for the month of October to The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. For more information, contact Linda Mezzasalma at 845-348-2163.