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Families Join The Race to Benefit Breast Cancer Research at UH Seidman Cancer Center

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Race Picture

More than 1,000 children and their families
took part in The Race, an annual Mother’s Day
outing benefiting breast cancer research at
UH Seidman Cancer Center

More than 1,200 people of all ages joined The Race at Legacy Village in Beachwood for a Mother’s Day fundraiser benefiting breast cancer research and clinical trials at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center.

The fundraiser began 11 years ago when siblings Josh and Danielle Berns of Hunting Valley, then 12 and 10 years old, founded a small charity, Kids for the Cure. They wanted to encourage young people to join the fight against breast cancer. Now known as The Race, this annual, family-focused event has contributed nearly $1 million for breast cancer research, while raising public awareness about the importance of early detection. To keep kids involved, The Race works with high school students from Effective Leadership Academy, a non-profit organization that builds leadership skills. The students help with registration, fundraising and marketing.

All proceeds from this year’s race, totaling more than $70,000, go directly to UH Seidman Cancer Center for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. “We are excited about the cutting-edge breast cancer research happening right here in Cleveland at University Hospitals,” said event organizer Patti Berns, a dentist who teaches at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. She’s also the mother of event founders Josh and Danielle. 

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