The Stronger Than Cancer 5K starting line.

More than 400 runners and walkers helped raise more than $125,000 Sunday at Sid Jacobson JCC’s Stronger Than Cancer 5K benefiting the center’s Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center.

“For those who attended Sunday’s Stronger Than Cancer 5K, you saw the coming together of a community to show their continued support of the Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center and its vital programming,” said David Black, executive director of the Sid Jacobson JCC. “There was a vibe that was one of the best I have ever seen here at the JCC.”

The NMCWC provides much-needed programming, including exercise classes, discussion groups, counseling services, and more. Programs are open to those living with cancer throughout all stages of treatment and survivorship while helping participants feel active, resilient and empowered in body, mind, and spirit. Thanks to funding from the Stronger Than Cancer 5K and other events such as the JCC’s annual New Leadership Spin Event, most of these vital programs are free to participants.

Upcoming programs offered by NMCWC include 4 Your Health, a four-session discussion series featuring dietitians from The Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital, where cancer survivors will gain a better understanding of nutrition and healthy eating, beginning Friday, Oct. 25.

Full body exercise classes, Yoga and Meditation, Water Workout, and the new Walking Group are also open for registration. Ongoing support programs, such as the Power of Words writing group, the Male Cancer Discussion Group, Breast Cancer Discussion, and more, are offered on an ongoing basis.

To enroll yourself or a loved one in a NMCWC program, visit sjjcc.org/cancerwellness or contact Reisa Brafman, Program Coordinator, at 516.484.1545 ext. 228 or [email protected]. To make a donation to the Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center, visit www.sjjcc.org/5K

The Stronger Than Cancer 5K’s first female overall was Shari K.
The Stronger Than Cancer 5K’s first male overall was Oscar K.
SJJCC Board Member and Stronger Than Cancer Co-Chair Harvey Marx.
Stronger Than Cancer 5K Co-Chair Andrea Barzvi.
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