NEW YORKLast year, more than 20,000 people took part in the 5-kilometer Revlon Run/Walk for Women in New York City, raising more than $700,000 to fight womens cancers. This years event will take place on Saturday, May 1, following a route that runs from Times Square to Central Park. The event is produced by Rehage Entertainment, Inc. and the New York Road Runners Club in cooperation with the City of New York.
The hotline for the event is 212-218-3327, and the website can be found at www.revlonrunwalk.com. (A similar event is being held in Los Angeles.)
The 1999 beneficiaries of the New York Run/Walk include Cancer Care, Inc., Gildas Club, Harlem Hospital Cancer Control Center/Patient Navigator Program, the National Breast Cancer Coalition, and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. The co-founders of the event are Lilly Tartikoff, widow of Brandon Tartikoff, former chairman of Paramount Pictures, who died of Hodgkins disease, and Ronald O. Perelman, chairman of Revlon.