News Release, CalvertHealth
Prince Frederick, MD – CalvertHealth Foundation color run raises $44,500 for the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care
The 10th Annual CalvertHealth Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk was a huge success thanks to the nearly 1,000 runners, walkers, survivors, volunteers and extraordinary support from the community and corporate sponsors that helped raise $44,500 toward the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care, providing care right here in Calvert County.
Noting that it was the largest crowd ever in the race’s 10-year history, Associate Vice President of the Foundation Theresa Johnson told the crowd, “Today is about courage, color, and celebration!” Johnson shared that the event has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars since its inception.
Renowned breast surgeon and CalvertHealth Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ted Tsangaris thanked the crowd for choosing to be a part of this special day. “Your support has helped make a difference in the work we do at CalvertHealth,” said Tsangaris, who joined CalvertHealth in September after a prestigious career at some of the country’s most well-known medical centers including Johns Hopkins, George Washington and most recently, the Jefferson Breast Care Center in Philadelphia. He added, “This event provides the community with an opportunity to come together to pay tribute to breast cancer survivors, patients and those we run in memory of today.” This year’s race had many organized teams, the largest team from Asbury Solomons running in honor of loved ones. Another team ran in memory of Amanda Odom Wilkins who lost her battle with breast cancer this past June.
The annual 5K Run/Walk is one of the most successful fundraisers for the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care, named in honor of the late Dr. Sheldon E. Goldberg who helped bring comprehensive breast care to Calvert County more than 10 years ago. Today, the breast center remains true to its vision and CalvertHealth is proud to be the first in Southern Maryland to provide a center with coordinated care.
This year’s sponsors included American Radiology Services, Asbury Solomons, A&W Insurance, ChoiceOne Urgent Care, Exelon Generation – Calvert Cliffs, Dr. Ramona Crowley Goldberg, Myriad Genetics, REMAX/One, The Brenda White Group of REMAX/ONE, Results Fitness, Sneade’s Ace Home Center, Southern Maryland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and World Gym.
Several organizations and local schools donated their time including the Solomons Volunteer Fire Department, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Patuxent HS Volleyball, Huntingtown HS Rising Stars and the Boy Scouts. In addition, Northern High School POMS performed for the crowd before the start of the race and the Patuxent High School Panthers cheerleaders cheered on participants during the event; both teams worked together to hand out medals to everyone crossing the finish line. The warm-up was generously led by the Results Fitness Center team.