New York October 31, 2023- AKTIV Against Cancer, the group co-founded by legendary runner Grete Waitz, and Helle Aanesen, introduced at the moment that New York Road Runners and the Exercise Oncology Team at Memorial Sloan Kettering shall be this years honorees with the latter receiving the Gabe Grunewald Inspiration Award. This 12 months would be the ninth annual awards luncheon, which is able to happen on the New York Athletic Club on Tuesday, November 7, the Tuesday following this 12 months’s 2023 TCS New York City Marathon. The occasion has generated over $400,000 in donations within the first eight years it has been held. This 12 months’s occasion shall be hosted by Michele Yu, creator and host of New York 1 News.
“The work that the New York Road Runners has finished for causes massive and small is nothing wanting wonderful, as we’re proud to acknowledge the group, from its founder the late Fred Lebow to the present management for all they do to assist elevate consciousness and funds for actually hundreds of people that by no means run a race,” Aanesen mentioned. “Second however not least we’re proud to honor the work that Dr. lee Jones and his crew in Exercise Oncology have finished at Memorial Sloan Kettering as they wrap up this crucial stage of analysis and implementation. Without their imaginative and prescient, management and training the worth of train as a significant a part of most cancers restoration could by no means have been realized.”
“It is an honor to just accept this award on behalf of everybody previous and current in at New York Road Runners,” mentioned Rob Simmelkjaer, CEO. “The spirit and soul of one among our best champions, Grete Waitz, lives on within the terrific work Helle and AKTIV Against Cancer proceed to do, and we’re proud to be acknowledged amongst such an excellent record of honorees previous and current. Our work supporting the tons of of causes tied to our occasions every year continues on, with a really vibrant future forward.”
“This occasion has at all times been one of many highlights of our 12 months, because the work we do ties on to the aim and mission of AKTIV Against Cancer,” Dr. Jones added. “It has been a privilege to work so intently with Helle and the group since we launched this undertaking, and to see the tangible outcomes of the work has been amazingly fulfilling, not only for our workers and volunteers however for the sufferers and their households and buddies who’re higher in each manner due to the discoveries we’ve got made. It is a very life-changing effort.”
Since its inception in 2006, the TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program has raised greater than $460 million for over 1,000 worthy non-profit organizations throughout the globe.
Previous honorees of this award embody: adidas and Chaunté Lowe (2022), Cycle For Survival co-founder Dave Linn (2021), Shannon Miller (2020) Chip and Joanna Gaines, Jeff Rochford and Aubrey Barr (2019) Dr. Jordan Metzl & Kikkan Randall (2018), The Rudin Family & the late Gabriel Grunewald (2017), Meb Keflezighi (2016), and Mary Wittenberg (2015).
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