Support Michael Goldberg - a proud member of Team Northwell Health in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon.
With your support, you are helping to raise funds for the Northwell Health Cancer Institute’s CaregiverSupport Resources.
“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
~ Dr. Seuss (unconfirmed)
It’s an honor to run the NYC Marathon in order to raise awareness and fundraise for this incredibly important program that we have within Northwell Health. As the former first lady, Rosalyn Carter has said:
“There are only four kinds of people in this world:
- Those who have been caregivers
- Those who currently are caregivers
- Those who will be caregivers
- Those who will need caregivers”
It is estimated that in the United States more than 40 million people serve as an uncompensated caregiver for a friend or family member. This represents about 1 in 10 people who are helping a loved one by supporting them through running errands or being a direct caregiver where they provide financial, emotional, or personal care support.
Caregiving is usually not planned nor are the caregivers trained to step into this support role, which they quickly find themselves serving.
At Northwell Health, we believe in providing education, training, and support for caregivers. We recognize that there are many reasons for families to be in a supporting role and more specifically cancer is a challenging diagnosis to manage, but whether you are a patient or a caregiver, you don’t have to go at it alone. Through the Cancer Institute we offer several options for supporting new and existing caregivers.
Our goal is to ensure that caregivers can accept the new normal, be informed, learn to rely on a support system, understand the importance of taking breaks, accept help, manage stress, and plan for the future.
Through your generous donation, together we will raise funds to build awareness of these vital programs.
Thank you for your support!
Northwell Health is proud to be an official charity partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon.
At Northwell Health, we’re healers — reaching out to our communities and delivering the very best care across New York and beyond, helping people live their healthiest lives.