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Crystal Run Healthcare Oncologist & Employees Raise Nearly $8000 for American Cancer Society's Real Men Wear Pink and Making Strides Campaign


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Middletown, N.Y. – November 6th, 2017 – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, employees and providers of Crystal Run Healthcare joined forces with its two Real Men Wear Pink (RMWP) participants - Oncologists, Dr. Ronen Harel and Dr. Ravi Shah - to raise funds to benefit the American Cancer Society.  Throughout the month of October, various fundraisers were held including bake sales, basket raffles and a can recycling initiative in addition to a practice-wide “Wear Pink” dress down day to help raise funds for vital cancer research.  Employees across the entire Practice came together to show their support by personally donating funds, wearing pink and organizing various fundraisers. In addition, RMWP participants, Drs. Ronen Harel and Ravi Shah’s personal fundraising efforts helped them exceed their original goals. In total, $7,937.31 was raised to benefit the Real Men Wear Pink and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiatives.


“This year, an estimated 250,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S and although death rates have been decreasing since 1989, it is still one of the deadliest forms of cancer for women, making breast cancer research crucial.  And thanks to the incredible generosity of our employees, we are able to give nearly $8,000 to breast cancer education and awareness this year,” said Manuel C. Perry, MD, Oncology and Hematology Division Leader at Crystal Run Healthcare.