The 9th Annual Breast Cancer 5K will be held on beautiful Solomons Island on October 6. All proceeds benefit the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care. Since opening in 2010, the multidisciplinary breast center offers comprehensive care from outreach and screening to diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. The center brings together in one convenient location a multidisciplinary team of breast health experts with an experienced navigator backed by the latest breast-imaging technology to detect even the most subtle signs of early cancer. 

The breast center honors the visionary legacy of Dr. Sheldon Goldberg, the dedicated surgeon who was the driving force behind its creation. Foundation board member Ramona Crowley Goldberg said, “It is heartwarming that so many continue to remember with admiration my late husband, Dr. Sheldon Goldberg. He touched lives with selfless altruism and is certainly MY hero —as he was to countless patients. To me, the CalvertHealth 5K is a tribute to his memory, and is a poignant reminder that we all must be aware of breast cancer and the dire need for a cure. We must also acknowledge that those who have battled, and are now battling the disease, are true warriors.”

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A special thank you to this year’s sponsors: American Radiology Services; National Ink & Stitch; Sneade’s Ace Home Center; A & W Insurance, Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC; Maryland Trust Title & Escrow, LLC; Ramona Crowley Goldberg; RE/MAX One; Southern Maryland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Exelon Generation. Race check-in begins at 7 a.m., there will be a warm-up by World Gym before the race begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Solomons Medical Office Building located at 14090 Solomons Island Road.

The Early Bird online race deadline is September 30 for a discounted fee of $40. The early bird race fee guarantees participants receive a t-shirt and advance packet pick-up on Thursday, October 4 from noon to 6 p.m. or Friday, October 5 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 106 Hospital Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Same day race registration is available for $50. All proceeds benefit the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care. For more information or to register, go to CalvertHealthFoundation.org/5k.