Breast cancer 5K raises more than $41,500
The ninth annual CalvertHealth Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk held Oct. 6 in Solomons raised more than $41,500 toward the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care.
“The 5K participants lit up Solomons,” Foundation Board Trustee Ramona Crowley Goldberg said in a press release. “I felt so touched by the hundreds who formed a very visible bond of camaraderie to support our center for breast care.” More than 700 runners, walkers and cancer survivors and supports took part in the fundraiser.
Female winners included Alex Szkotnick (overall), Cara Trickle (10U), Tori Mcanney (11-19), Valerie Meyers (20-29), Lisa McGinnis-Buckle (30-39), Angela Bennett (40-49), Kelly Haydin (50-59), Susan Buckalew (60-69) and Patricia Schroeder (70-plus). The winners of the men’s competition were Turner Chaundy (overall male), Claran Sweeney (10U), Wil Ehrmantraut (1119), Mike Baranowski (2029), Zach Hollenger (30-39), Chad Holdsworth (40-49), Michael Lasome (50-59), Steve Rupard (60-69) and John Steiner (70-plus).
“I know the event is a special time to pay tribute to my late husband, Dr. Sheldon Goldberg,” Crowley Goldberg said. “But even further, it’s a time to remember breast cancer survivors, patients, and those who have lost their battle. Our community’s continuing support is amazing, and I am so very thankful to all who participated.” Dr. Sheldon E. Goldberg helped bring comprehensive breast care to Calvert County more than nine years ago. Today, the breast center remains true to its vision and CalvertHealth is proud to be the first in Southern Maryland to provide a center with coordinated care.
“This year’s event was widely supported by the community,” President and CEO Dean Teague said in the release. “We want to thank the Solomons Volun- teer Fire Department and our Sheriff’s Office. The dedication and support that our community offers to help us make a difference in every life we touch is extraordinary. This event would not have been possible without everyone’s support and involvement.”
This year’s sponsors and supporters were A&W Insurance; American Radiology Services; Costco Wholesale; Davis, Upton & Palumbo; Empire Graphics; Exelon Generation; Glascock family; Maryland Trust Title & Escrow; McKay’s Fine Foods; National Ink & Stitch; Ramona Crowley Goldberg; RE/MAX One; Sneade’s Ace Home Center; Southern Maryland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; and World Gym.
Other supporters included Our Lady Star of the Sea School, the Boy Scouts, American Girls Heritage Society, Willow Point Quilters of Calvert Quilt Shop, the Northern High School POMS squad and the Patuxent High School cheerleaders.
Turner Chaundy of Lusby, who finished first overall in 16 minutes 24 seconds, left, CalvertHealth President and CEO Dean Teague and Associate Vice President of Philanthropy and Corporate Communication Theresa Johnson pose for a photo.
Adriana Strand of California crosses the finish line.