The Finker-Frenkel Legacy Foundation recently sponsored the Village of BalHarbour 5k Run,benefitting the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center – a nationally recognized, award-winning facility that utilizes a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating a broad range of cancers.
On Oct. 16, nearly 150 entrants took part in the race to raise both money and awareness for Mount Sinai and cancer research. This year’s event, co-hosted by the Village of Bal Harbour and the Bal Harbour Police Department, raised $5,620 to help Mount Sinai’s mission to provide high quality care to the Bal Harbour community enhanced through teaching, research, charity care and financial responsibility.
While the weather wasn’t the most cooperative on race day, runners still enjoyed scenic beach views throughout the 3-mile course that began on 96th Street and headed under the Haulover Bridge along the beach pathway and the Town of Surfside before returning to the BalHarbour City Hall.
The Finker-FrenkelLegacy Foundation is dedicated to creating a family-run legacy of like-minded philanthropists joined in the commitment to making an impact by supporting causes in multiple fields such as medical research, education, religious development and children’s welfare. With countless communities in need of support for the less fortunate and ill, the Foundation supports a wide array of organizations that fall in line with the philanthropic vision and values of the Finker-Frenkel family, whether it is funding ground-breaking research or helping a family put a child through school.
The Foundation has a long-standing relationship with Mount Sinai and knew it would be a great opportunity to support the local cancer center while raising community awareness at the same time.
In 2016 alone, it is estimated that nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed and nearly 600,000 people will succumb to the disease. The money raised during events such as the Village of Bal Harbour 5k Run allow facilities like Mount Sinai to provide the care and research needed to eradicate such debilitating and deadly diseases.
The Village of BalHarbour 5k Run was completely underwritten by the Finker-FrenkelLegacy Foundation, so 100-percent of the proceeds went directly back to the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Finker-Frenkel Foundation looks forward to sponsoring future events and leading the charge in providing the local community with the knowledge necessary to become advocates for those affected by cancer.