Littman Cancer Center to Benefit from Local Run/Walk
Newburgh, NY – The Second Annual Lap 4 Life Run/Walk was held on Saturday, June 26, at Newburgh’s scenic Chadwick Lake Park. The event, hosted by Lap 4 Life Foundation Inc., raised money and awareness for Desmoid Tumor and Intestinal Transplant Research, with proceeds benefiting the Littman Cancer Center (SLCH), The Mount Sinai Hospital and Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center. A total of $25,000.00 was earmarked for SLCH’s Littman Cancer Center.
This year’s run/walk -- the second annual event -- included
4-mile morning run/ walk, and kids ¼ mile fun run, with a daylong health fair featuring food and refreshments. Lap 4 Life honors the memory of Dr. Angelo Casabianca, who died in November 2009 of a complication relating to Desmoid Tumors.
Members of the SLCH Littman Cancer Team smile as they prepare for their 4 mile walk.
(L-R) Sue Martino, Allan E. Atzrott, SLCH President and CEO, Ken Rauschenbach, DO, Sue Sullivan and Joan Cusack-McGuirk.
Olivia Casabianca and members of the Lap 4 Life Foundation present a check for $25,000 to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. (L-R) Brian Reade, D.P.M., Maddalena Casabianca-Reade, director of the Lap 4 Life Foundation, Olivia Casabianca, daughter of Dr. Angelo Casabianca, Allan E. Atzrott, President and CEO of SLCH, Sue Sullivan, Vice President of Advancement and Government Affairs, Tracy Shuta, Paul Fritz, Cathy Agnello, Genalee O’Brien.
“Partnering with SLCH is a great way for community members to help make a difference for their hospital,” said Sue Sullivan, Vice President of Advancement and Government Affairs. “Maddalena Casabianca- Reade and the Lap 4 Life Foundation are incredibly dedicated to their mission and it has been an honor to work with them over these past few months.” SLCH also did skin cancer screenings at the day-long health fair.
“I am thrilled with the number of people who attended; we had over 700 runners and walkers this year. The event was a wonderful success and I thank all who were involved,” said Maddalena Casabianca-Reade, Director of the Lap 4 Life Foundation. For information on Lap 4 Life Foundation Inc. and race day pictures please visit www.Lap4Life.org.
To help ease the treatment process for each patient, the Littman Cancer Center offers a number of support services including cancer support groups, alternative therapy options and a Patient Navigation program to ensure medical and emotional continuity for both the patient and their caregiver. For more information on support services and treatment options offered at the Littman Cancer Center call (845) 458-4544 or visit the Littman Cancer Center website.