The Born to Run 5K is an annual event, held in Wayne, New Jersey every year since 2009, to benefit local residents who are suffering from cancer and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. According to a report on the CBS New York website, the 2012 5K was held on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Packanack Lake.
Walkers, runners, and volunteers come together every year to honor the memory of Bruce Springsteen fan and Wayne, New Jersey resident Bruce Eckrote, who died from esophageal cancer only five weeks after the disease was diagnosed; he was 55-years-old. Two of Eckrote’s children led the effort to establish the 5K run to create a memorial for their father as well as raise cancer awareness and support research.
The proceeds from the Born to Run 5K benefit research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as well as the organization’s annual scholarships. Funds raised also benefit local cancer patients. This year’s run proceeds will go toward supporting a six-year-old boy who is currently receiving treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which was diagnosed in October 2011.
A cancer patient’s survival is dependent on the ability of healthcare professionals to act in accordance with appropriate medical standards. These standards include prompt and correct diagnosis of the disease, and the administration of appropriate and effective treatment. Any failure to adhere to these standards may compromise a patient’s chances at survival.
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