DENVILLE, NJ – September 23, 2013 – Saint Clare’s Foundation held its twelfth annualWalk for Breast Cancer Awareness, which supported breast cancer diagnosis and treatment at Saint Clare’s
Health System. The 5K (3 mile) event, which was held on Sunday, September
22 near the JCPenney at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, raised more than
$103,000 and drew a crowd of more than 1,000 participants. The 2013 Walk
was dedicated in loving memory of Mary Mulholland.
Now in its 12th year, Saint Clare’s
Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness has raised more than $1,000,000, which supports breast cancer diagnosis
and treatment at Saint Clare’s Health System. The proceeds from
this year’s event will support the renovation of the existing Women’s
Health Center at Saint Clare’s Hospital/Denville.
“We are pleased that we can honor so many breast cancer survivors at theWalk for Breast Cancer Awareness,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, president and chief executive officer at
Saint Clare’s Health System. “Through the funds raised for
this event, we hope even more of the public will become knowledgeable
about breast cancer so we can continue to create a healthier community
in the area we serve.”
Additionally, Karen Bott-Kelly received special recognition by receiving
this year’s Mary Mulholland Spirit Award for outstanding leadership
and support of Saint Clare’s Health System.
The event was sponsored by Title Sponsor ADD Systems, Presenting Sponsors
DEPASQUALE The Spa and The Walking Company, Media Sponsor WMTR/WDHA, and
Hilton Garden Inn in Rockaway, Rockaway Township, and Rockaway Townsquare Mall.
Donations may continue to be made atwww.saintclaresfoundation.org/Walk throughout the month of October, which is national Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Karen Bott-Kelly (holding pink bag) is the recipient of the 2013 Mary Mulholland
Spirit Award at the 12th Annual Saint Clare’s Walk for Breast Cancer
Awareness. Pictured with Bott-Kelly are: Saint Clare’s Foundation
Executive Director Jeff Lamie (far left); members of Mary Mulholland’s
family, including her daughter Pat Poland (third from right); Karen Bott-Kelly,
and Saint Clare’s President and CEO Leslie D. Hirsch.