Walk, Run, Cheer Us On at Sid Jacobson JCC’s Stronger Than Cancer 5K

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Next Sunday, Oct. 13, Sid Jacobson JCC will host its 13th annual Stronger Than Cancer 5K starting at 9:30 a.m. at the JCC in East Hills. The event benefits the Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center (NMCWC) which provides 98 percent of its services completely free of charge to those affected by cancer and their families. With less than two weeks until the 5K, participants can still register to run or walk, or make a donation today at

“The Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center’s programs are so incredible and unique. I love that the JCC has this Center where anyone can go in their darkest hours regardless of background, financial situation, or religion,” says Andrea Barzvi, 5K co-chair and ambassador. “Our reach goes beyond our walls – you don’t need to be a member and you don’t need to live within this immediate area.”

Adults and children of all ages are encouraged to attend to walk, run or cheer and enjoy the day which will include a high-energy Zumba warm-up, bouncey house, inflatable obstacle course, arts and crafts, food vendors (including an ice cream truck), and a DJ. Strollers are welcome along with leashed, well-behaved dogs.

The race will feature announcer Terry Bisogno and will begin on the grounds of Sid Jacobson JCC and travel through Country Estates. The $25 entry fee includes a 5K t-shirt, food and refreshments, and race awards. The race will commence at 9:30 a.m. sharp and takes place rain or shine at 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY.

It is not too late to make a difference, there is still time to register for the Stronger Than Cancer 5K! For more information about the event, to register, or to make a donation, visit or contact Jaimee Molberger, Development Associate, at 516.484.1545 ext. 116 or

Submitted by Sid Jacobson JCC.

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