Sunday, May 21 - walk starts at 10:15am - Registration opens as early as 9:00am
Location: Pier 84:
In the park by the Hudson River - enter at West 44 St and Hudson River -
Benjamin Zweig - Mayor of Tower 5
Benjamin was diagnosed with AML Leukemia in May of 2010. Hope & Heroes research and integrated therapies played such an important part in Ben's fight for life.
Hope & Heroes provided access to a cutting-edge cancer research study which put Ben's difficult-to-treat leukemia into remission. Without their support, the treatment which successfully got Ben to remission wouldn't have been available.
Hope & Heroes is also the primary funding source for the hospital's integrated therapies program which includes art therapy, acupuncture, meditation, therapeutic massage, music therapy, video, and active video games. All these helped Ben deal with the difficult effects of cancer treatment and were as important to Ben's successful oncology treatment as the cancer protocols themselves. Integrated therapies are crucial to help the children get through cancer treatment, and though absolutely necessary for successful treatment, they are beyond what insurance will pay hospitals to provide.
So we are gathering together TEAM BEN for May 21st, to remember Ben and raise money for this foundation which so helped him. Anyone can contribute to this effort. Any support is appreciated. The Walk is a mile long, held here in Manhattan, so anyone local can just come to Walk only, seek his/her own friends to walk, and/or contribute. And if you are not local or not available on May 21st, we would be so glad to be in your thoughts and have your support.
Please consider supporting Hope & Heroes by making a donation today. Your donation is tax-deductible and will truly make a difference in the lives of children. Thank you for your generosity.