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Contact: Kathleen Mathieu, 201-939-1844 (office), 201-694-0384 (cell) or kmathieu@trwg.com  

Register Today for the 12th Annual Walk for Awareness: Our Fight Against Breast Cancer

Come one, come all to the 12th Annual Walk for Awareness
Register today for the 12th Annual Walk for Awareness: Our Fight Against Breast Cancer. Brittany Hedenberg, Wolfi Jorde, Isaac Amerling, Olivia Amerling and Lucas Fader, son of event founders Jill and Paul Fader, with “best friends” Charlie Fader (left) and Lacey Amerling (right) in front of Englewood Hospital’s Kaplen Pavilion before the start of last year’s walk. The Walk for Awareness includes The Susan Lucianna Memorial Dog Walk.

Mark your calendars for the Walk for Awareness: Our Fight Against Breast Cancer, a community-wide “don’t miss” and a local highlight of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month that hits the pavement on Sunday, October 24.

This year’s Walk for Awareness features an exciting “rewards” program for supporters who raise $100 and up – a way to say “thanks” and raise the excitement level of this spirited event even further. Prizes include digital cameras, iPods, MP3 shower radios, backpacks and cooler bags, among other boast-worthy gifts.

A 5-K loop around the City of Englewood forms the route of the Walk for Awareness, which was founded in 1999 by then-mayor Paul Fader and his wife Jill after her successful treatment for breast cancer. Proceeds are used for mammograms and other potentially life-saving care for uninsured and underinsured women, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and other valuable services at The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.

“With each passing year, the Walk for Awareness gains even greater importance for Paul and me,” said Jill. “The amount of good it has accomplished for people with breast cancer has been phenomenal, and we also are grateful for a way to support The Leslie Simon Breast Care Center. I personally deeply appreciate an opportunity to share with other survivors the sense of empowerment this wonderful gathering can provide.”

On Sunday October 24th at 1PM, Jill and Paul will lead the 12th annual Walk for Awareness, joined by hundreds of walkers and the spirit of countless other supporters. Thanks to The Susan Lucianna Memorial Dog Walk, which will start at the same time, all “Best Friends” are welcome. The Walk for Awareness begins and ends at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, 350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ. Activities start at 12 Noon, and pre-registration is requested, if possible. Unregistered walkers should arrive by 12 Noon at the latest. Pre-registration for walkers is $20, while registration the day of the walk is $25. Children register for $10, and breast cancer survivors walk for free. Dog registration is $10 per dog. All walkers will receive a 2010 Walk for Awareness t-shirt. Complimentary parking will be available in the employee garage at the north end of the Medical Center’s campus.

There are numerous ways to participate, including streamlined, convenient online fundraising. Visit www.wfa2010.kintera.org, or contact Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation at 201-894-3725 or foundation@ehmc.com to register or to learn how you can get involved.

 


 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides patients with the highest level of compassionate care through a broad range of state-of-the-art clinical programs and the most advanced treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this thriving, acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in a variety of disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  Englewood Hospital is home to a Vascular Fellowship Program that has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of the medical staff at Englewood Hospital serve as faculty members at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the six percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned twice by its nursing staff.