5k / Run / Walk

REGISTER NOW! for the June 11, 2017  9:00 AM start for the 10th annual 5K AIDS / Cancer Run / Walk. The run / walk will start and finish at Baldwin Park, 3232 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510. To print a paper application, click here. To raise money for the various projects the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation supports, print a participant pledge form by clicking here. You can also raise funds online by clicking this donateform2015Baldwin.

The first 300 registrants will receive $30 in gift certificates from some of my favorite restaurants / bars in Nassau County including

($5 each) from Runyon’s of Seaford; Lido Kosher Deli, A Whale’s Tale, and The Cabana (all from Long Beach), and $10 from Giardinetto Italiano Ristorante.


Thank you to all the runners, volunteers and sponsors who made the 2008 – 2014 5K AIDS / Cancer Run / Walk possible

5th Annual 5K AIDS Cancer Run Walk

above: Miss New York of 2009, far left, Kayla Sully, along with the team of NIKE athletes. below: start of 2012 5K AIDS Cancer Run Walk

 start of the 2011 5k AIDS Cancer Run Walk, photo above, courtesy of John Schandler of NIKE.  Special thanks to Fred Benlein, WE ARE ATHLETES, and the parents of boy scout troop #239 for helping out on race day.

To view a 6-minute video of the 2009 5K Event, prepared by mysn.tv, watch video now.

We’re not just another 5K, photos below were taken in June 2013 at Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital of New Hyde Park, Five Towns Community Center of Lawrence, South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, and Five Towns Community Center of Lawrence. Each of the above 4 groups, and pictured below, received $2,500+/- in toys. From the June 2013, 5K AIDS Cancer Run Walk,  the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation was able to donate $450 to each of the following organizations: Center of AIDS Research & Treatment / CART at North Shore University Hospital, Five Towns Community Service AIDS Program , Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition, Ronald McDonald House and Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York.

cohenalexandracompFiveTownsCommunityCenterAlexandracomp??????????????????????13-06-28StJohnscompstartPolanskycompBANNERstart of the 2013 5K AIDS Cancer Run Walk in North Woodmere Park

Ronald McDonaldcompdonating $450 to Ronald McDonald House

5_Towns_5Kwe really appreciate our participants, sponsors and volunteers and all participants received a certificate of completion.

pictured below (right to left) Jodi & Richard Brodsky, Michael Swensen & Kelly Skrapits (both from Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY). Banner donated by Pip Printing & Marketing Services of Inwood.

Having a tough week and you feel as if your back, leg and knee are all plotting to keep you grounded from running for the next month. This is your wake-up call; you should be grateful to feel those aches and pains, at least you’re alive to feel. Millions of people who are no longer here just wish they could feel your aches and pains. Look forward to that  brisk walk or run in a park to start your day.

320 finishers completed the 5K AIDS Cancer Run Walk on June 10, 2012. Thank you to all who participated, our sponsors and volunteers as well.

 2009 banner at Merrick Road

The Park is at the southerly end of Grand Avenue, Baldwin. From Sunrise Highway, take Grand Avenue south and the park starts where Grand Avenue ends. Take the road for about 3/4 mile inside the park and stay to the left. Plenty of parking on left side just before the tennis courts.

A Special Plea: Since 2004, The Richard M. Brodsky Foundation has sponsored or co-sponsored 12 World AIDS Marathons in Mbita & Kisumu, Kenya and the Foundation has sponsored 25 festive orphan dinner dances for 7,814 Kenyan orphans and has provided medical care for 1,008 Kenyan orphans . In America, the Foundation has donated $257,000+ (as of January 1, 2017) in cash, toys,toiletry/gift items to children and adults (many of them living with pediatric cancer) and others who are HIV+, cancer survivors, or from low-income families. A few of the organizations include Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, South Nassau Communities Hospital of Oceanside, Winthrop Pediatric Associates of Hempstead, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital of Far Rockaway, and  Five Towns Community Center of Lawrence. Please consider bringing a new toy to the 5K AIDS Run Walk so my Foundation may continue to do its part to help children in America.

The Richard M. Brodsky Foundation’s mission is about easing the pain and discomfort of HIV-positive people and cancer survivors, and giving them hope that they can participate in sporting events, even if the first event is participating in a 5K Walk.


6 thoughts on “5k / Run / Walk

  1. Congratulations, the race yesterday was a lot of fun. It was very well run and I enjoyed the course as it was accurate and fast. The only thing you might want to correct next year is to be sure you have an on time start as being late 10 or 15 mnutes is upsetting to us runners. I certainly will be back next year.

  2. The Aids and Cancer 5K Run @ Cedar Creek Park, was my 1st run in Long Island. I normally ran the NYRR events. For its 1st year The Aids and Cancer run was well organized.
    They had great raffle prizes.
    I thought that the master of ceremony was wonderful. It turned out to be
    Mr. Terry Bisogno. Overall, I had a pleasant time and cannot wait until May 31st to do The Aids and Cancer 5K Run.

  3. Hello, My name is Adina Callender and Im a HIV/AIDS youth peer educator at the Leeadership Training Institute. We are interested in setting up a table at your upcoming 5K/Run/Walk. Please contact me at

  4. Richard – great looking website :)! Wishing you all the luck in this very worthy cause. You really ought to join Twitter and “tweet” about this race and The Brodsky Foundation for maximum outreach and exposure.

    If I was back there in NY, I’d race! Will donate soon, I promise.

    Best wishes & keep up the good work and your good health!

  5. This website is awesome!
    Richard, I must say that I have participated in many causes and this is by far, is one of the most rewarding experiences for myself as well as the ladies of my Organization. This event is what LADE Society, Inc. aspires to represent. Being an all women’s, volunteer based organization, we are offered the opportunity to participate in many (tons) of events a year-we have cleared our schedules for the entire day to drive up to New York from Washington, DC for the day. We couldn’t be more excited! We are honored to be an active participant and consider it a privilege to walk with the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation.
    Hope to see you all there, look out for us! We will be the group walking for AIDS and Cancer awareness. Will we see you?

    Neanna P. Roane
    Founder & CEO
    LADE Society, Inc.

  6. Neanna, please introduce yourself and your colleagues to Jodi and me. I am very impressed with the work your group does. Normally Event Directors do not participate in their own race, but since I run to raise awareness that exercise is so important for people living with HIV and cancer, so I’ll be out there running as well.

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