In addition to Physicians for the Cure, event sponsors
include Open Road Mercedes-Benz, Clayton Associates, Emergency Medical
Associates, Comcast Spotlight, Open Road Volkswagen, Anesthesia Consultants of
NJ, LLC, Financial Resources Federal Credit Union, Genentech, Ipsen
Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company and Lilly
After we pulled a team of 40 people together for last
years race, we are thrilled that Team Jonathan is working in partnership with
the Somerset Medical Center Foundation this year, said Dr. Delia Figueroa, who
created Team Jonathan in honor of her son who passed away from cancer in 2011.
Dr. Figueroa also works in Somerset
emergency department. My husband and I will walk the 5K, but our family, friends,
coworkers and even some of Jonathans fraternity brothers will be running the
10K with their Team Jonathan t-shirts on!
Dr. Figueroas son, Jonathan, was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu
at Stony Brook University.
Inspiring his fraternity brothers to take part in the race, Jonathan is
remembered as a genius and the kind of guy who was always supportive.
Check-in and registration for the Steeplechase Distance Run/Walk
will begin at 7:30 a.m. The 10K race
begins at 8:45 a.m. followed by the 5K race at 9:30 a.m. and the Kids Sprints
at 10:30 a.m. An awards ceremony for the 10K race will begin at 10:00 a.m.,
followed by an awards ceremony for the 5K race at 10:45 a.m. Somerset Medical
Center staff will be
available to answer any questions regarding cancer detection and prevention, or
about The Steeplechase Cancer Center.
The event will be held rain or shine.
Early registration for individuals is $27 for the 10K Run
and 5K Run/Walk and $8 for the Kids Sprints, and ends on September 23. After September 23, registration fees are $30
for the 10K Run and the 5K Run/Walk and $8 for the Kids Sprints. Participants will receive a t-shirt and
custom made goodie bag.
proceeds from the event will benefit educational programs for patients and the
community at The Steeplechase Cancer Center at Somerset Medical
Center. The Steeplechase Cancer
Center enables Central
New Jersey cancer patients to see their doctors, undergo
outpatient treatment and participate in promising cancer research studies all
in one place close to home. The three-story, 63,000-square-foot facility, which
opened in 2007, houses radiation therapy services, infusion therapy, breast
imaging services, the medical centers research team, oncologists and
surgeons offices, nutritional counseling, patient navigator services, a
patient resource library, the Sanofi US Wellness Boutique and complementary
medicine services, such as yoga, tai chi, meditation and massage. The Sanofi
US Breast Care Program is one of only a select few in New
Jersey to achieve full accreditation by the National Accreditation
Program for Breast Centers and has also been named a Breast Imaging Center of
Excellence by the American
College of Radiology.
To register for the Steeplechase Distance Run/Walk, visit http://www.steeplechasedistancerun.com/. For more information, call 908-685-2885 or