"This fundraiser means a great deal to me & my dear friend Steve Olsen. Nooooo...I'm not running, but I hope a few of you will throw a couple bucks to the cause or come out on June 25 and run the 5K. You really are making a difference by donating or running." ~ Lewis Black
Rewards for Team Lewis Black Donors:
- The Highest Donor will receive 2 complimentary tickets* to a show on the 2017 or 2018 Tour. Blackout dates may apply. You and your guest will MEET Lewis after the show! View Tour Dates (2018 dates have not been announced yet).
- Any who donates $25 or more will be entered into a random drawing and TWO winners will be randomly chosen to receive a "swag bag" full of Lewis Black collectibles (t-shirts, hat, travel mug, etc).
NEW DATE THIS YEAR! There is construction planned for Pier 84 in the fall so this year's Run for Rogosin will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017!
(Event times subject to change/ Event will be held RAIN OR SHINE)
EVENT DATE: (Sunday) June 25, 2017
8:00am: Check-In & Warm-Up Exercises
8:30am: Opening Program
8:55am: Group Photo
9:00am: Run/Walk Start
10:00am: Run Award Ceremony
The Run for Rogosin is in its 8th YEAR ! It was founded by kidney transplant recipient Steve Olsen, owner of the West Bank Cafe 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, make this a one- of-a-kind event.
Steve received a kidney transplant several years ago but for 8 years beforehand, experiences the best dialysis care through The Rogosin Institute. Before his illness Steve was an avid runner, completing two NYC marathons and encouraging friends in their training. He was so grateful for the amazing care he received, he started this event to benefit Rogosin. That first year he was soo sick to run himself but since the kidney transplant he received through Rogosin, Steve has been back o his feet running alongside even more people.
The Run for Rogosin has grown over the years because more and more people want to spread awareness about kidney disease and how staying fit can help prevent it.
ABOUT THE ROGOSIN INSTITUTE:
*Rewards for Team Lewis Black Donors: Complimentary tickets and meet & greet do not include transportation or lodging. Tickets are Will Call pick up at the venue box office the night of the show only. You will be required to show a photo I.D. Some venues may have age restrictions. Winners will be notified by email so make sure the email address you use is one you check often!