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Maimonides kicks-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Ride 2 Live, Cars for Cancer Show

October 7, 2016 From Maimonides Medical Center
Breast Cancer Program Director Dr. Patrick Borgen (first from left) and Vice Chair of the Maimonides Board of Trustees and Chair of the Cancer Center Advisory Board Erminia Rivera (second from left) were joined by state Sen. Marty Golden (sixth from left), NYPD Highway Patrol officers, breast cancer survivors and supporters at the Maimonides Ride 2 Live.  Photos courtesy of Maimonides Medical Center
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The Maimonides Breast Center, in partnership with Bikers of Brooklyn, kicked-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the tenth Annual Ride 2 Live Motorcycle Tour to raise awareness, pay tribute to lost loved ones, celebrate survivors and raise funds to support the research and clinical services provided by Maimonides Cancer Center.

Despite less than perfect weather, more than 100 bikers from all over the region participated in the scenic tour through the streets of Brooklyn, led by the hospital’s own Breast Cancer Program Director Dr. Patrick Borgen. The tour concluded at Gargiulo’s Restaurant, where participants and supporters enjoyed a lively after-party that included the Gilbert Rivera Foundation Cars for Cancer Show in Gargiulo’s parking lot.

“What a great testament to the overwhelming support of the entire borough of Brooklyn,” said Dr. Borgen, who is also chair of Surgery at Maimonides. “It’s so gratifying, as a physician and healer, to see friends and colleagues year after year turn out for these twin events.”

“Our foundation is dedicated to supporting the Maimonides Cancer Center, especially the work being done by our amazing Breast Cancer Team,” said Erminia Rivera, vice chair of the Maimonides Board of Trustees and head of the foundation named for her late husband Gilbert who died of cancer. “It’s so important for patients to feel support before, during and after treatment, and having these events ensures that we are getting the word out to as many people as possible that world-class cancer care is available right here in Brooklyn.”

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