Monday, November 13, 2023, 12:29 a.m
WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) — Nearly a thousand people formed an army to help fight brain cancer. Together they ran and walked a 5K race that started near the Intrepid at Pier 84.
The event, hosted by Eyewitness News anchor David Novarro, raised about a quarter of a million dollars, but organizers and attendees alike say the gathering is about much more than just money.
“It’s incredibly important, not just for the money raised, but also for building community and awareness. People come here to support one another and find friendship and comfort with one another,” said Kelly Sitkin of the American Brain Tumor Association
Funds from the event will be used for research and to support patients and their caregivers.
Several members of the Eyewitness News team stepped out in honor and memory of our former news director Rehan Aslam, who died last year following a battle with glioblastoma.
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