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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 […]

Dan’s 5k Fun Run and Walk

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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Events: Dan’s 5k Fun Run Tomorrow!

Dan’s 5k Fun Run is Tomorrow

Events: Dan’s 5k Fun Run

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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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

Dan Foster 5k Fun Run

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

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Dans 5k Fun Run Video

Dans 5k Fun Run

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 […]

Events: Dan’s 5K Fun Run & Walk

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 […]

Dans 5k Fun Run & Walk

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, […]

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 […]

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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