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Race raises $23,000 for breast cancer care center

Prince Frederick, MD – CalvertHealth Foundation raised more than $23,000 for the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care.

The 2017 CalvertHealth 5K Run/Walk was a huge success thanks to more than 700 attendees and extraordinary support from the community and corporate sponsors that helped raise more than $23,000 toward the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care.

In support of the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care several local schools and organizations raised funds. Calvert High School’s volleyball team held a Dig Pink fundraiser, Patuxent High School Girls Soccer Team donated items to the breast center, Northern High School Poms and Patuxent High School cheerleaders encouraged participants during the race and Solomons Volunteer Fire Department presented the CalvertHealth Foundation with a check from the proceeds of their annual t-shirt sale. Boy Scout Troop 451 of Lusby and students from Our Lady Star of the Sea School manned the course’s water stations and encouraged runners as they passed through.

According to Associate Vice President of Corporate Communication and Philanthropy Theresa Johnson, this year’s event was widely supported by the community. “The dedication and support that our community offers to help us realize our vision of making a difference in every life we touch is extraordinary. It is especially moving to see our youth give so freely of their time and resources to support the breast center.”
Wesley Harris of La Plata was the first runner to cross the finish line with a time of 19:05.

The annual 5K Run/Walk is one of the most successful fundraisers for the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care. This year’s sponsors were American Radiology Associates & Services, A & W Insurance, RE/MAX One, Sneade’s Ace Home Center, Wear Your Spirit Warehouse, Exelon Generation, County Times, Dunkirk Vision, Dr. Charles Bennett, Southern Maryland Oral Surgery and World Gym.

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