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Hundreds Turn Out For 6th Annual Breast Cancer 5K Run (Dec. 2, 2015)

Despite chilly temperatures and a brisk wind, hundreds turned out for Calvert Memorial Hospital’s rescheduled 5K Breast Cancer Run/Walk in Solomons on November 14. The annual event raises funds for the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care and attendees are family and friends celebrating survivors, encouraging those who continue to fight and remembering those who lost the battle.

Kasia Sweeney, vice president of corporate communication and client services, says, “This event has truly become a community affair. Everyone comes together to support a great cause. Eight hundred and thirty eight people registered to walk or run and there were cheerleaders from Huntingtown High School and the Pom Team from Northern High School cheering everyone on. Students from Our Lady Star of the Sea and Boy Scout Troop #451 in Lusby manned the water stations and we really appreciate all their help.”

Event sponsors included American Radiology/Calvert Medical Imaging Center, World Gym, Exelon Generation, Rita’s of Solomons, Southern Maryland Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and DRSG (Doctors Remembering Sheldon & Guillermo), a nod to Dr. Sheldon E. Goldberg and Dr. Guillermo Zambrano, who worked tirelessly to bring state-of-the-art care to local women fighting breast cancer.

Marianne Harms, a long-time supporter and friend to Calvert Memorial Hospital was recognized for her generous support of the breast center. Her gift allowed the expansion of the breast center and created the Marianne Harms Women’s Care Suite, a multidisciplinary space where surgeons, navigators, survivor mentors, genetic counselors and nurse practitioners can collaborate in the care of patients.

During the pre-race ceremony, Ms. Harms thanked everyone for continuing to help women in our community.  She added, “The funds raised this year will be used to help our breast cancer patients with unexpected expenses incurred as a result of their illness and other support services as needed. I hope my gift inspires others to give and continues the vision of Dr. Goldberg.”

Runners jump from the start line at the 6th Annual Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk in Solomons.

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