Member Mark Goldstein Strides to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
is a member of "Honorary Team New Balance" created by
New Balance Athletic Shoe Compnay. Nationally, it is made up
of three breast cancer "survivors" (2 women and 1 man -
Mark) who participate in several Susan
G. Komen "Race for the Cure" races throughout the
country. He has paticipated in 19 races in 1999, 15 races in
2000 and thus far 13 races in 2001. his total number of
races participated in since 1992 is about 105.
Mark was diagnosed with node negative, stage 1 breast
cancer and underwent a modified radical mastectomy in May of
1988. Followed by chemotherapy and radiation ending in
January of 1989 and then was on tamoxifen for about two years.
Mark rejects the term "survivor" to describe his
situation. He feels the phrase is too benign, not aggressive
enough to describe those who are fighting the disease and/or
maintaining an active life style. He is quoted as saying "I
have been given an opportunity!" Mark's overall
objective is to heighten awareness of breast cancer issues.
More specifically he calls for the need for an expeditious
identification of causes and cures and the dispelling of the
misconception that breast cancer is for "women only."
He says "Men should not die from breast cancer out of
He is a member of several support groups on a
face-to-face, telephone and internet basis, including "Cancer
Hope Network", "NEA
Survivors Network", "SHARE", St. Baranbas
Hospital and "Cancer Support Services." More on
his story can be found on the www.komen.org
website under "Celebrating Survivors."
If you would like to join the fight against
Breast Cancer, the next
local "Race for the Cure" will be on October 28th in
Princeton, NJ at the Bristol Meyers Squibb Campus, for more
information call 609-252-2008.