The Run For Rogosin race was founded by kidney transplant recipient Steve Olsen, owner of The West Bank Café in the heart of New York City's theater district. Many of Steve's Broadway theater friends have joined the crowd of runners for the last several years. His personal commitment, and that of his friends to our cause, makes this a very special event.
Steve received a kidney transplant several years ago but for 9 years before that, he received his dialysis care through the Rogosin Institute, which is nationally known for its superior dialysis results. Before his illness, Steve was an avid runner, completing two NYC marathons and encouraging friends in their training. He was so grateful for the state of the art care he received at Rogosin that he started this event to benefit The Institute and called it “Running Without Kidneys.” Sadly, the first year he was too sick to run himself. However, one year after receiving his kidney transplant at Rogosin, Steve was able to compete in the race.
Now, our 5K Run/Walk is called the Run for Rogosin, because so many people with and without kidney disease are committed to our cause. We hope that you will take up the challenge by becoming a participant, donor or sponsor and helping the Rogosin Institute pursue critical research and treat thousands of patients on dialysis and through kidney transplants. We also hope you will encourage your friends and colleagues to Run for Rogosin.
To learn more about the Rogosin Institute, please visit our homepage: http://www.rogosin.org