10th Annual Dan’s 5K Fun Run & Walk: September 15, 2012

10 Years!

Foster was diagnosed with rectal cancer a decade ago. His doctor, anticipating surgery, told him that dropping from 230 to 170 pounds would greatly assist his recovery. He lost the weight and, having experienced the fruits of exercise for the first time in his life, has since embarked on many long-distance fund-raising walks. In 1999, a recurrence of the cancer spread to his lungs, but he now has a clean bill of health. He organizes “Dan’s 5K Fun Run” for cancer charities from his home in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn

The race will start at 11 a.m. sharp at Gerritsen and Devon Avenue. The course runs to Avenue X to Burnett Street though  the nature trail and back to the finishing line at the Cort Club on Gerritsen Avenue.

This year the run will be in Memory of Joan Gardner and Wynne McCann and in support of all families affected by cancer.

Register now for $20.00
Register on race day (9am-10:45) $25.00
Non-participants $10
Pee-wee race $5.00 (First 150 registered will receive shirts)

Please make checks payable to: Beth Isreal Medical Center

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On your marks, get set, go!

Dan’s 5k Fun Run and Walk was this past weekend and it was loads of fun. We are working on getting the winning times.

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Beach Rat Runners Club

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Finish line is near

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Best Time!

Events: Dan’s 5k Fun Run Tomorrow!

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Dan’s 5k Fun Run is Tomorrow

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Dan’s 5k Fun Run in Gerritsen Beach, has grown to be a must to-do event for runners (and walkers) in our area. It has also become a great event for runners in the brooklyn area to participate in.

This year the run will be in Memory of Jimmy Flynn and Harry McCandless and in support of all families affected by cancer.

Register now for $20.00
Register on race day (9am-10:45) $25.00
Non-participants $10
Pee-wee race $5.00 (First 150 registered will receive shirts)

Adult races trophies will be given out for best time, pee-wee races all children get medals.

There is a post race party at the Cort Club from 12pm-4pm there will be food, soda, rides, music and a horseshoe tournament.
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There will also be a chinese auction and 50/50 raffles (grand prize $3,000) tickets are $20.00 a piece.

For more information contact Dan Foster at (718) 986-9734

Dan Foster was diagnosed with rectal cancer a decade ago. His doctor, anticipating surgery, told him that dropping from 230 to 170 pounds would greatly assist his recovery. He lost the weight and, having experienced the fruits of exercise for the first time in his life, has since embarked on many long-distance fund-raising walks. In 1999, a recurrence of the cancer spread to his lungs, but he now has a clean bill of health. He organizes Dan’s 5K Fun Run for cancer charities from his home in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn.

 

Dan’s 5k Fun Run and Walk
Saturday, September 17, 2011

  • Pre-Registration: $20
  • Race Day: $25
  • Non-Participants: $10
  • Pee-Wee Race: $5

 

Previous Coverage:

Events: Dan’s 5K Fun Run & Walk

Dan’s 5k Fun Run in Gerritsen Beach, has grown to be a must to-do event for runners (and walkers) in our area. It has also become a great event for runners in the brooklyn area to participate in.

This year the run will be in Memory of Jimmy Flynn and Harry McCandless and in support of all families affected by cancer.

Register now for $20.00
Register on race day (9am-10:45) $25.00
Non-participants $10
Pee-wee race $5.00 (First 150 registered will receive shirts)

Adult races trophies will be given out for best time, pee-wee races all children get medals.

There is a post race party at the Cort Club from 12pm-4pm there will be food, soda, rides, music and a horseshoe tournament.

There will also be a chinese auction and 50/50 raffles (grand prize $3,000) tickets are $20.00 a piece.

For more information contact Dan Foster at (718) 986-9734

Dan Foster was diagnosed with rectal cancer a decade ago. His doctor, anticipating surgery, told him that dropping from 230 to 170 pounds would greatly assist his recovery. He lost the weight and, having experienced the fruits of exercise for the first time in his life, has since embarked on many long-distance fund-raising walks. In 1999, a recurrence of the cancer spread to his lungs, but he now has a clean bill of health. He organizes Dan’s 5K Fun Run for cancer charities from his home in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn.

Dan’s 5k Fun Run and Walk
Saturday, September 17, 2011

  • Pre-Registration: $20
  • Race Day: $25
  • Non-Participants: $10
  • Pee-Wee Race: $5

Previous Coverage:

 

Upcoming Events: Dan’s 5K Fun Run – Saturday September 18, 2010

2009 Runners Take Off Down Gerritsen Avenue

Dan’s 5k Fun Run in Gerritsen Beach, has grown to be a must to-do event for runners (and walkers) in our area. It has also become a great event for runners in the brooklyn area to participate in.

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This year’s run will be in memory of Jerry Bradley and Reverand Father Marciano M. Caliwan. Jerry Bradley was a past coach for the GB Huskys in the 70’s. Father Marciano “Mark” was from resurrection.

All benefits will be donated to the Circle of Hope Cancer Foundation.

Dan Foster was diagnosed with rectal cancer a decade ago. His doctor, anticipating surgery, told him that dropping from 230 to 170 pounds would greatly assist his recovery. He lost the weight and, having experienced the fruits of exercise for the first time in his life, has since embarked on many long-distance fund-raising walks. In 1999, a recurrence of the cancer spread to his lungs, but he now has a clean bill of health. He organizes Dan’s 5K Fun Run for cancer charities from his home in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn.

Dan’s 5k Fun Run and Walk
Saturday, September 18, 2010

  • Pre-Registration: $20
  • Race Day: $25
  • Non-Participants: $10
  • Pee-Wee Race: $5

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Dan Foster 2009 Fun Run


DAN FOSTER
Foster was diagnosed with rectal cancer a decade ago. His doctor, anticipating surgery, told him that dropping from 230 to 170 pounds would greatly assist his recovery. He lost the weight and, having experienced the fruits of exercise for the first time in his life, has since embarked on many long-distance fund-raising walks. In 1999, a recurrence of the cancer spread to his lungs, but he now has a clean bill of health. He organizes “Dan’s 5K Fun Run” for cancer charities from his home in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn.

When my doctor told me to lose the weight, I was kind of overwhelmed: I didn’t expect he’d ask me to lose that much, and I’d never even liked running when I was a teenager. But I cut out junk food and started jogging every day, from my house up to the Resurrection Church. I’d get up there and say a prayer. When I went into surgery, I was 170 pounds on the money. The running probably didn’t do much—I didn’t run that far! But it kept my mind in a good place.

About six months after my surgery, in 1997, I was sitting in a meeting at the hospital, and some nurses and other volunteers were making plans for National Cancer Survivors Day. I said, “I think I’ll walk out to Montauk.” It just came out of my mouth—and as I started to think about it, I realized it was probably a little too early to do that distance. When I had gotten back from surgery I couldn’t even make it from my house to the corner. So instead I walked from my parish in Brooklyn to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, which is around fifteen miles, and did it again the next year. By 1999 I was ready. I walked from the Montauk Point Lighthouse to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral—140 miles—in seven days, starting on National Cancer Survivors Day. After the first day, I put my feet in the pool at the place where I was staying and when I went to get up, I couldn’t. My legs were cramped, and I had to crawl on my knees to a fence to hoist myself up. The next morning, I was walking around in the parking lot and my legs were tight. A car turned in—it must have said on the radio or on TV where I was staying—and someone rolled down the window and said, “Let’s go, Dan!” The adrenaline rush … I wish everybody could feel something like it. It felt like I hadn’t even walked the day before.

On my last day, there were police with me, as there had been the whole time. When I started walking over the 59th Street Bridge, I had chills; when I turned onto Fifth Avenue toward Saint Patrick’s, the police put their sirens on. I felt like all of those who had succumbed to cancer were with me. I was walking by myself, but I wasn’t alone. I felt like I could have walked forever. There were people running alongside me, people were honking their horns, some people at Saint Pat’s asked me for my autograph. By the time I was done, I’d raised $20,000 from all the people who stopped on the highway. My wife and I were blessed by Cardinal O’Connor, and we took a limo back home. When I got back, I think I walked over to the pizza place. My body was still going.

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Dan’s 5K Fun Run / Walk Saturday, September 19th 2009

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Dan Foster’s (NY Mag Highlight), 5k fun run is back this year.

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Saturday September 13 2008
Dans 5k Fun Run

This years fun run is dedicated to the loving memory of Marlita Mattaliano and Francis T. Walsh

The race started at Gerritsen and Devon, ran along Burnett street, ran through the nature trail behind the nature center then back to the Cort Club.

The southern Brooklyn Fun Run is an idea of Dan Foster to bring people together to support cancer awareness. Dan has been an active crusader to support cancer awareness for over 10 years. His activities have helped raise thousands of dollars for various charities that work with improving the care and information for those affected by cancer. Through his activities Dan has touched the lives of thousands of different people that share the same life altering experience with them and their families.

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Upcoming Event: Saturday September 13, 2008
11:00 am to 4:00 pm (rain or shine)

This years fun run is dedicated to the loving memory of Marlita Mattaliano and Francis T. Walsh

The southern Brooklyn Fun Run is an idea of Dan Foster to bring people together to support cancer awareness. Dan has been an active crusader to support cancer awareness for over 10 years. His activities have helped raise thousands of dollars for various charities that work with improving the care and information for those affected by cancer. Through his activities Dan has touched the lives of thousands of different people that share the same life altering experience with them and their families.

Here is last years event

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Dans 5k Fun Run Saturday September 15th 2007

The race started at Gerritsen and Devon, ran along Burnett street, ran through the nature trail behind the nature center then back to the Cort Club. Which is about 3 Miles. The fund raised will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Marty Markowitz proclaimed today, Dans 5k Fun Run Day.

The winner ran the race in 19 Minutes 8 Seconds

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Dan’s 5k Fun Run & Walk

Dan Fosters 5k Fun Run & Walk to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To be held on Saturday September 15th 2007 11:00am rain or shine.

The race will start at Gerritsen and Devon Avenues, the Cort Club, then racers will proceed to the Nature Trail at the Marine Park nature center, then back to the Cort Club.

Maps will be given out the day of the event and the first 100 to register will receive a shirt.

Registration will be $25 the day of the event and $20 early registration.

Registration includes shirt, trophies, food, soda, and tap beer.

Grand Prize Raffle 3,000
Only 300 Tickets to be sold at $20 each.

The Survivor Monologues – Dan Foster

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DAN FOSTER, 57
Foster was diagnosed with rectal cancer a decade ago. His doctor, anticipating surgery, told him that dropping from 230 to 170 pounds would greatly assist his recovery. He lost the weight and, having experienced the fruits of exercise for the first time in his life, has since embarked on many long-distance fund-raising walks. In 1999, a recurrence of the cancer spread to his lungs, but he now has a clean bill of health. He organizes “Dan’s 5K Fun Run” for cancer charities from his home in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn.When my doctor told me to lose the weight, I was kind of overwhelmed: I didn’t expect he’d ask me to lose that much, and I’d never even liked running when I was a teenager. But I cut out junk food and started jogging every day, from my house up to the Resurrection Church. I’d get up there and say a prayer. When I went into surgery, I was 170 pounds on the money. The running probably didn’t do much—I didn’t run that far! But it kept my mind in a good place.

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