10th Annual Race for the Cure Highlights

L-R: Patty Steele, co-host of WCBS-FM 101.1’s “The Big Show with Scott Shannon & Patty Steele” and Komen North Jersey 2017 Honorary Survivor Ambassador; Kelly Nagle Witkowski, Komen North Jersey Executive Director; Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop; Kristin Wenger, President, Komen North Jersey Board of Trustees; Carrie Duane, 2017 New Balance Ambassador; Jersey City Deputy Mayor Marcos Vigil. Photo: Eloquent Studios

Our 10th Annual Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure on May 21st was a huge success! The overwhelming response to our new location at Liberty State Park in Jersey City was “loved it!” (and we even heard a few “best race ever!”). The weather was picture-perfect; we had more than 2,000 people attend; and we raised over $600,000, which is about $100,000 MORE than last year!

This year’s top fundraiser was Nancy Dango, Team Captain of HOPE HAS NO BOUNDARIES, individually raising $11,940.23!  Top Teams in each of the four divisions include:

  • Friends and Family: HOPE HAS NO BOUNDARIES ($17,427.48)
  • Company/Corporate: For My Daughter ($33,491.00)
  • Healthcare: Dr. Julie’s Team ($7,870.00)
  • School/University: GOA BCA club ($2,185.00)

We were thrilled to have some wonderful guests join us, which helped to make the day extra special. Big thank you’s to Steven Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City; Marcos Vigil, Deputy Mayor of Jersey City; Anthony Johnson, Reporter, WABC-TV Eyewitness News Team; Patty Steele, WCBS-FM 101.1’s “The Big Show with Scott Shannon & Patty Steele;” and Charles Way, former New York Giants Fullback.

We’d like to express our deepest appreciation to our Presenting Sponsors ShopRite and Xfinity, our official Survivor Sponsor, RWJBarnabas Health, and our Platinum Media Sponsor TAPinto.net, for making it possible to do what we do. We would also like to thank our four RWJBH Co-Chairs: Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, President and CEO of Clara Maass Medical Center; Julie M. DiGioia, MD, F.A.C.S, of Hall & DiGioia Surgical Associates; Rachelle Leong, MD, Fellowship Training and Board-Certified Breast Surgeon of Clara Maass Medical Center; and Joseph F. Scott, Executive Vice President, Office of Health Care Transformation, RWJBarnabas Health and President and CEO of Jersey City Medical Center. And a special shout-out to Newport Centre-A Simon Mall for their sponsorship of the fabulous PINK LOUNGE After-Party. view more photos