Upstate students and alumni – including some very fast ones — were among almost 400 members of the Upstate community who took part in the annual Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY “A Run for Their Life.”
The Oct. 3 event at Gillie Lake Veterans Memorial Park in Camillus raised almost $19,000.
The Carol M. Baldwin fund has donated $2.75 million to investigators conducting breast cancer research at Upstate Medical University and University Hospital. Funds also support the Baldwin lecture series.
First-year medical student Calvin Patten was the overall winner of the 5-kilometer race, running away from the rest of the field to win in 17 minutes and 1 second, a 5:29 mile pace.
“I was pleased to be able participate in a race benefiting the fight against breast cancer,” Calvin said. “I was impressed by the community support, especially that of the Upstate community. We did have a lot of people that did really well, both in the 5K and 15K. Congratulations to everyone who ran and walked!”
Upstate Doctor of Physical Therapy alumna Julie Dmochowski was the first female finisher in the 5K (and fourth overall), with a time of 21:01.
In the 15-kilometer run (9.3 miles), DPT student Kelly Carolan was the first female finisher (sixth overall), averaging exactly 7 minutes per mile to win in 65 minutes, 11 seconds. Medical student Peter Edmonds took second place in 55 minutes, 11 seconds, a 5:56 mile pace. Richard Powell was the overall winner in 52:06 (5:36 mile pace).
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Carol M. Baldwin won her own struggle with breast cancer, which was diagnosed in 1990 and nearly took her life. After undergoing a double mastectomy, she decided to help other women and founded her own breast cancer fighting enterprise.
The total amount contributed by this effort to research and education at SUNY Stony Brook and SUNY Upstate is approximately $8 million. In 1995, Stony Brook established The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center. In 2009, it became the first breast center in New York state to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers.
At Upstate, the Patricia J. Numann Breast & Endocrine Surgery Center also received this national accreditation, the first and only such program to do so in Central New York.