On November 3, 875 Fred’s Team members — the largest team ever — ran the ING New York City Marathon. To date, Fred’s Team participants have raised more than $4.1 million in 2013 for Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Memorial Sloan Kettering pediatric hematologist Farid Boulad gives a high five to Marcel van den Brink, Head of the Division of Hemotologic Oncology, as Dr. van den Brink passes Memorial Sloan Kettering at mile 17.
Fred’s Team participants after a training run from Manhattan to Coney Island.
Memorial Sloan Kettering nurses Monica Lovett (left) and Lauren Kushner with pediatric oncologist Alexander Chou at the Start Tent on Staten Island.
Fred’s Team runners approaching the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cheer Section at mile 17.
Fred’s team runner Emily Dodd approaches the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cheer Section.
Michael Dweck of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Breast and Imaging Center after he crossed the finish line.
Memorial Sloan Kettering nurse Kerry Williams (left) and her sister, Brett Williams, celebrate after finishing the race.
Fred’s Team runner Laurie Rice shows off her medal for completing the marathon.
Some of the top fund-raisers for Fred’s Team toured the Department of Pediatrics the day after the race.
Staff from the Department of Pediatrics showed their support for Fred’s Team runners.
Since its inception in 1995, Fred’s Team has raised more than $54 million, which has supported more than 50 areas of cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Named in honor of running legend and co-founder of the New York City Marathon, Fred Lebow, the team includes more than 1,000 athletes and first-timers who participate in dozens of events year-round and worldwide including marathons, half-marathons, triathlons, bike races, and other endurance events.
Every dollar raised goes directly to Memorial Sloan Kettering, and each participant is able to choose which area of research he or she wishes to support. To date, 2013 Fred’s Team members have raised more than $4.1 million.
Diagnosed in early 1990 with brain cancer, Mr. Lebow became determined to use running as a means to fight cancer. He designated Memorial Sloan Kettering as the New York City Marathon’s first official charity. In 1991, a group of marathon runners responded by raising more than $650,000 for cancer research. One year after his death in 1994, Fred’s Team was created to honor his life and legacy.
Fred’s Team also has a team that runs in the New York City Half Marathon in March. In addition, participants can run in any race worldwide or create their own event and support Memorial Sloan Kettering through Fred’s Team’s Choose Your Own Event program.
If you are interested in joining Fred’s Team or want more information, please visit www.fredsteam.org.