(New Rochelle, NY) -- Recently Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester (SSMC) held its fifth annual Stride 5K Run & Walk to benefit its Jacee Lynn Cappelli Diabetes Center for the Treatment and Education of Juvenile and Adult Diabetes.
Commenting on the event, John R. Spicer, President and CEO of Sound Shore Medical Center said, “I was pleased to have so many join us for our fifth Stride to benefit the Cappelli Diabetes Center”. He concluded, “I want to thank the enthusiastic runners and walkers who, again this year, made The Stride a big success.”
This much anticipated event brought more than 300 participants to the Queen City of the Sound, including premiere area runners and amateur enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Whether as individuals or as teams – representing families, friends, neighbors or co-workers of those touched by the disease, participants joined forces and focused attention on the fifth deadliest disease in the U.S. Some of the teams participating were New Ro Runners, BlackBoard Pizza Shop, ShopRite, Junior League of Westchester on the Sound and McClancey High School. Among the many participants were the Mayor of New Rochelle Noam Bramson, who ran the course; and President and CEO of SSMC John R. Spicer and his wife, Kathy, who were enthusiastic walkers.
In addition to encouraging physical fitness and highlighting its benefits in the fight against diabetes, Sound Shore Medical Center Diabetes Center staff provided diabetes risk assessments as well as material on healthy lifestyles, physical activities and proper nutrition. In addition, they were actively engaged in the event, including presenting the awards. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Cappelli Diabetes Center at Sound Shore Medical Center.
Everyone who participated in The Stride was a winner, but the following individuals took first place in their respective categories:
Men’s First Place Winner
Ricardo Santos – Time: 16:55
Women’s First Place Winner
Lordes Caballes – Time: 21:23
Shown receiving her award from SSMC’s Diabetes Education Coordinator Everet Owens, MS, CDE, RN.
With the help of many sponsors, supporters and participants, this year’s event was truly a community effort. Sound Shore Medical Center is grateful to Corporate Sponsors, Pepe Luxury Cars-Mercedes Benz, Shop Rite of New Rochelle and Eli Lilly. The event’s Community Supporters were New Rochelle Parks and Recreation, New Rochelle Police Department, Iona College, Chartwells, Blackboard Pizza Shop, New Ro Runners, WVOX/WVIP, JanMar Trophy and Apparel, Junior League of Westchester on the Sound, American Diabetes Association, Westchester Road Runners and the Friends of Sound Shore Medical Center.
The Stride organizers are grateful to Iona College for providing a wonderful location for the event and to the NewRo Runners whose club provided our newest participant – “Captain Stride”. Our new mascot joined his teammate, the Mayor of the City of New Rochelle, Noam Bramson, and both ran in support of the Diabetes Center at Sound Shore Medical Center. Again this year, The Stride recorded a big win for diabetes awareness and the importance of physical activity in maintaining health and wellbeing.
The Cappelli Diabetes Center is the only diabetes center in Westchester County with comprehensive education and treatment for both juvenile and adult diabetes all under one roof. The Center is supported by experts in endocrinology along with SSMC’s long-established American Diabetes Association certified and award winning Outpatient Diabetes Education Program. This Program features certified diabetes educators and certified dietitians who assure high-quality education in self-care and long-term management of this chronic disease. Sound Shore Medical Center also offers a monthly diabetes support group, Sweet Talk.
For more information on the Cappelli Diabetes Center, please call 914.365.4059 or to make a donation, call 914.365.3755 or visit The Stride’s website www.thestride.net for full coverage of the event, including photos. For a physician referral, please call 914.MDs LINE (637.5463) or for a physician referral, please call 914.MDs LINE (637.5463). www.soundshore.org.