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Race for the Place Recap

On Sunday, June 7, Elk & Elk joined more than 4,100 supporters at the 15th Annual Race for the Place to benefit The Gathering Place. The event, held at Beachwood Place, is the largest local celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day.

Elk & Elk was a sponsor of Race for the Place 2015, and partner Marilena DiSilvio serves on the Board of Directors of The Gathering Place.

A group of more than 30 Elk & Elk attorneys, employees, family members and friends came together in support of the event. Team Elk Tracks exceeded its $1,500 goal, raising a total of $1,830 for The Gathering Place.

Team Elk Tracks helped raise more than $1,800 for The Gathering Place.

Team Elk Tracks helped raise more than $1,800 for The Gathering Place.

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This year’s event, which was presented by University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, raised more than $350,000. The teams who raised the most money included Zelman & Associates, Strides for Sherri, Fully Functional and Shaker Soles, and Jack Bialosky was the top individual fundraiser.

“Our gratitude goes out to each and every one of you for participating in Race for the Place by registering, putting together teams, donating and asking family and friends to donate,” said Eileen Saffran, CEO. “More than 4,000 walkers and runners showed their support at Beachwood Place at this year’s event.”

Participants had the option of walking or running either a 1-mile or 5K race. Before the races, cancer survivors were honored during the Survivor Ceremony, and a variety of family activities were offered in the Celebration Village throughout the event. An awards ceremony followed the races.

All funds raised by Race for the Place benefit The Gathering Place, a community-based cancer support center in Beachwood, Ohio. Since January 2000, The Gathering Place has offered a variety of free programs and services to address the social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of individuals with cancer in the greater Cleveland community and their support networks.

Next year’s Race for the Place is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, 2016.

Visit www.touchedbycancer.org for more information about The Gathering Place.