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Press Release

Cardiac Classic Raises More Than $40,000

Thursday, November 24, 2016

SCHENECTADY- More than 1,600 runners and walkers from around the Capital Region came together on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday November 24th, to participate in the Foundation for Ellis Medicine’s 35th annual Cardiac Classic  in Schenectady's Central Park.

Each year, the Cardiac Classic draws thousands of runners, their families, and the community for a morning of camaraderie and great exercise. The event supports Ellis Medicine’s Wright Heart Center, which offers the latest and most promising technology and treatment options to deliver world-class cardiac services. Runners were also able to set a personal fundraising goal to ask friends, family and colleagues for support.

Participants, from under the age of 5 to nearly 80, walked, ran, and volunteered their time, all to support heart health and wellness.

The morning consisted of three main events: a two-mile Wellness Walk, 5K Road Race, and a one-mile Kid’s Fun Run. Awards for the 5K were given to the overall top female and male winners, based on age categories. Results of the race will be posted later in the day on


About the Foundation for Ellis Medicine

The Foundation for Ellis Medicine ensures quality healthcare in the community by raising, investing and distributing funds that support the lifesaving work performed at Ellis Medicine. Through the charitable gifts of individuals, corporations and foundations, the Foundation helps advance Ellis Medicine’s mission to serve the community and reinvent healthcare - one patient at a time.

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