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Sixth Annual Diabetes Run To Take Place In New Rochelle

The start of The Stride run in 2010.
The start of The Stride run in 2010. Photo Credit: Sound Shore Medical Center

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester announced Wednesday its sixth annual fundraising run for the Jacee Lynn Cappelli Diabetes Center. "The Stride 5K – Walk & Run" is scheduled for Sunday, April 14, and starts and finishes at the Montgomery Gate entrance to Iona College in New Rochelle.

The event invites runners of all ages and abilities to the Queen City on the Sound. Whether as individuals or as teams – representing families, friends, neighbors, or co-workers or those touched by the disease – participants have the opportunity to raise awareness and money to benefit SSMC’s Diabetes Center, named after real estate developer Louis R. Cappelli’s niece, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age three.

“Sound Shore Medical Center and The Stride are fortunate to have the support of so many organizations in our effort to combat diabetes," John R. Spicer, President and CEO of Sound Shore Medical Center commented, said in a press release. “Since all of us know someone affected by diabetes, I am looking forward to a big turnout for The Stride.”

The Cappelli Diabetes Center – a 6,000 square foot dedicated facility, which houses the Elaine and Melvin Merians Education and Conference Center – is the only diabetes center in Westchester County with comprehensive education and treatment for both juvenile and adult diabetes. The Center is supported by SSMC’s long-established American Diabetes Association certified Diabetes Education Program, which features two certified diabetes educators and a clinical nutritionist and assures high-quality education for patient self-care.  Sound Shore Medical Center’s Outpatient Diabetes Education Center is an award-winning program. Community sponsors for the event include Shop Rite of New Rochelle; City of New Rochelle, New Rochelle Parks and Recreation, New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, Iona College, Westchester Road Runners, Junior League of Westchester on the Sound, Blackboard Pizza Shop, WVIP and WVOX, Lilly, Jan-Mar Awards and Friends of Sound Shore Medical Center. To make a donation or register for the run, click here . For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Angela Turco at 914.365.3468 or by email at aturco@sshsw.org.

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