Hundreds of local residents gathered on Sunday, June 10 for the first inaugural Andrew Zweig Ripple Run, a 5K chip timed run/walk on a USATF certified course at Rockland Lake State Park in Valley Cottage, NY, starting in Parking Lot 4, at 9 am.
The race was in honor of lifelong resident of Rockland County, Andrew Zweig. Diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 50, Zweig succumbed to the disease in 2017, but left behind a legacy of giving.
Family and friends of the local football and hockey coach are continuing this legacy by establishing an annual 5K run that will benefit prostate cancer research.
“Andy fought for a cure for eight years – and we continue that fight now in his honor, in the hopes of putting an end to this disease.” said event organizer and close friend, Nancy Diamond. “It’s also a way for us to come out a celebrate his life and legacy together as a community.”
All event proceeds were donated to ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer. ZERO is the leading, national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. No other prostate cancer charity spends more per dollar on programs – more than 85 percent.
For more information, or to make a donation in Zweig’s honor, please visit the event page on Zero Cancer.