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Why We Run

Team NYU Langone is running the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon for the people of Brooklyn. We’re fundraising for programs in the borough focused on cancer prevention, early detection, patient navigation, and more.  

We asked our community of runners:

Why are you running with Team NYU Langone?

I work in cancer research and support the mission of trying to raise funding for the field. I have seen many people who had their cancer caught too late and understand the importance of early detection.

Eli W.

In 2018, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and treated at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. I’m running with For All Who Fight, the nonprofit my sisters and I founded, to raise funds for the health system that helped me so much.

Marguerite R.

I’m running for my aunt, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Elizabeth N.

I am a native of Brooklyn and a social worker in NYU Langone’s Division of Gastroenterology. I want to help in any way I can to support cancer programs.

Danielle S.

I am a third-year medical student and looking for a way to give back to such an amazing institution, engage with my community, and, most importantly, support patients.

Reagan M.

I was supposed to run the NYC Marathon last year but had to defer due to a stress fracture injury in both shins. I am just getting back into running thanks to my physical therapist at NYU Langone.

Alyssa M.

As a physical therapist, I am always interested in opportunities to promote health and wellness—all for a good cause. This is a perfect chance to do both.

Jonathan L.

If you’re not running, you can still support our cause.

Join these incredible advocates in creating a healthier future for the people of Brooklyn.