Breakthrough Brain Tumor 5K on the West Side of Manhattan

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Monday, November 13, 2023, 12:29 a.m

Breakthrough Brain Tumor 5K on the West Side of Manhattan

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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Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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