Terry Fox Run Raises Over $100,000 in New York for Cancer Research; Star Mountain Capital #1 Fundraising Team
The Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research took place in New York City on Saturday, October 15, 2016
NEW YORK, NY, USA, October 26, 2016 / — Star Mountain Capital, LLC, a specialized alternative asset manager focused exclusively on the U.S. lower middle market, is excited to announce that it has been named the #1 fundraising team for the 2016 Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research in New York City. 100% of the proceeds from the run go directly to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for Cancer Research.
“Culture and community are very important to Star Mountain,” said Brett Hickey, CEO of Star Mountain Capital and Founder of Star Mountain Charitable Foundation. The Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive event where people get together as individuals, families, and groups to raise money for cancer research. It is a day of celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep alive his dream of finding a cure for cancer.
This year’s run was a huge success with more than 3,000 participants raising money for cancer research in Terry Fox’s memory. Thousands of people participated in the run and gathered together to embody the indomitable spirit of Terry Fox.
“We are grateful for support from generous donors like Star Mountain Capital. Donations allow us to continue to revolutionize the treatment of blood cancers,” said Dr. Renier J. Brentjens, MD, PhD, Medical Oncologist & Researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. To date, over $650 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry’s name through the annual Terry Fox Run, held across Canada and around the world.
Star Mountain Capital has been a supporter of the Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research for many years as part of its broader efforts to help raise money and awareness for cancer prevention and treatment. Star Mountain Capital CEO, Brett Hickey, was formerly on the board of the Canadian Association of New York (CANY) which helps organize the Terry Fox event on a volunteer basis. CANY is a member-run organization and the focal point for the Canadian Community in the New York City area.
Star Mountain’s Brett Hickey believes that Terry’s Marathon of Hope still lives on today in Terry Foxers of all ages.
Thank you to all the support and donations from our families and friends who made the 2016 Terry Fox Run an incredible day. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!
About Star Mountain Capital:
Investing in the Growth Engine of America ® – Star Mountain Capital is a specialized lower middle-market asset management firm. It has a differentiated business model and “Collaborative Ecosystem” including its three channel approach to investing into small and medium-sized businesses via Direct Investments, Primary Fund Investments and Secondary Fund Investments.
About Star Mountain Charitable Foundation:
Star Mountain Charitable Foundation is a New York not-for-profit 501(c)3 focusing its charitable activities on improving lives via Health & Wellness (including cancer research), Education & Career Development, and Economic Development / Job Creation.
About The Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research:
The Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research in New York City is organized on a volunteer basis by the Canadian Association of New York Foundation. All proceeds are donated to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for cancer research.