Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ocean Drive 5K Run to Benefit UM/Sylvester


Ocean Drive Magazine, Wealth Planning Center, and the Miami Road Runners Club proudly present the Ocean Drive 5K Run — an inaugural fundraising event to support the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, south Florida’s only university –based cancer center. An expected crowd of more than 500 people will come out to support cancer research. The event will take place in South Beach, Miami on Saturday, May 15, 2004. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. Participants will include world-class athletes, celebrities, and models. A post race party will follow with fabulous awards and valuable prizes given out the day of the run.

“This event has the potential to be one of the most exciting international events of the year,” said Ocean Drive 5k Run creator and runner Marc S. Wachter, Esq. “What better way to donate to such a great cause and at the same time create tremendous pride for South Florida.”

Participants will also have the opportunity to run with legend Bill Rodgers in this highly anticipated run. Rodgers is one of the greatest names in all of sports running. He is a former Olympian and has won both the New York City and Boston Marathons an astounding four times each! Bill will be conducting a post race clinic, signing autographs, and taking pictures.

“We are excited to be the beneficiaries of this wonderful event, said UM/Sylvester Director W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., F.A.C.S. “We would like to thank our sponsors — Ocean Drive magazine, Wealth Planning Center, and the Miami Road Runners Club.”

Entry fees: students 18 and under $10.00, seniors 60 and over $15.00, regular fee $20.00, and race day $25.00. For additional information or to register for the event, call 305-277-155 or visit

UM/Sylvester was founded in 1992 to provide comprehensive cancer services and today serves as the hub for cancer-related research, diagnosis, and treatment at the University of Miami School of Medicine. UM/Sylvester handles more than 1,100 inpatient admissions annually, performs 2,800 surgical procedures, and treats 2,900 new cancer patients. All UM/Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the University of Miami School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center. In addition, UM/Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in more than 150 clinical trials and receive more than $30 million annually in research grants. UM/Sylvester at Deerfield Beach recently opened to better meet the needs of residents of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. This 10,000 square-foot facility at I-95 and S.W. 10th Street offers appointments with physicians from six cancer specialties, complementary therapies from the Courtelis Center, and education and outreach events. For more information, visit us online at

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