NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Has the Largest Hospital Team in Race for the Cure® with 500+ Participants

September 25th Susan G. Komen Event Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Including $115K for NYP Programs

Sep 23, 2005


For an eleventh consecutive year, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is set to participate in the Komen New York City Race for the Cure®. The race raises money for breast-cancer research and treatment, including grants totaling $115,000 for NewYork-Presbyterian. More than 500 Hospital employees, family, and friends are expected to participate, making NewYork-Presbyterian's team the largest of any participating hospital.

The Komen New York City Race for the Cure® takes place on Sunday, September 25 in Central Park starting at 9:20 a.m.

This year, NewYork-Presbyterian received two grants from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. A STEP (Screening, Treatment and Education Program) grant of $65,000 was awarded to the Hospital's Breast Cancer Screening Partnership to support case management for uninsured women with breast cancer. And a CRAFT (Clinical Research…Affiliates Funding Trials) grant of $50,000 was awarded to the Hospital's recruitment program to increase minority enrollment and retention in clinical trials for breast cancer.

"This Sunday, I will be walking together with our Hospital team and the more than 25,000 participants in this year's New York City Race for Cure in order to build awareness of and raise money for efforts to fight this deadly disease," says Dr. Herbert Pardes, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. More than 1,500 breast cancer survivors and hundreds of dedicated teams will set out to change that statistic by participating in the 15th Annual Komen New York City Race for the Cure®, which funds more than $2.2 million in education, screening and treatment programs in Greater New York City and supports national research for a cure.

About Race for the Cure® and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

The Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the largest series of 5K run/walks in the world. The Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrating breast cancer survivorship and honoring those who have lost their battle with the disease. With funds raised by the Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the Komen Foundation along with its Affiliate Network is able to fund breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards and educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world. Since its origination in Dallas in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure® Series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a series of more than 100 Races with more than one million people expected to participate in 2005.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. Komen is a global leader and the largest private source of funding in the fight against breast cancer. The Greater New York City Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was formed in 1990 and serves the five boroughs of NYC (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island), Long Island, and Rockland and Westchester counties. Up to 75% of the Affiliate's net proceeds are dedicated to fighting breast cancer by funding innovative grassroots programs in underserved local communities. At least 25% of the Affiliate's net proceeds fund national breast cancer research. This year, through local fundraising efforts including the signature event, the Komen New York City Race for the Cure®, the Affiliate will award over $2.2 million in grants. To learn more about the organization, or to make a donation, go to

About New York-Presbyterian Hospital

New York-Presbyterian Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital in the country. It provides state-of-the art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, the Allen Pavilion, and the Westchester Division. It consistently ranks as one of the top hospitals in the country in U.S.News & World Report's guide to "America's Best Hospitals." The NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System – an affiliation of acute-care and community hospitals, long-term care facilities, ambulatory sites, and specialty institutes – serves one in four patients in the New York metropolitan area.