Star Mountain Capital is a Proud Supporter of the Annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research in New York City
On October 15th, Star Mountain Capital, along with family and friends will be participating in a 5km family fun run in Central Park for Cancer Research
NEW YORK, NY, USA, October 12, 2016 / — Star Mountain Capital, LLC, a specialized alternative asset manager focused exclusively on the U.S. lower middle market, will once again be participating in the annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in Central Park. At 18, Canadian Terry Fox learned that due to bone cancer his right leg would be amputated above the knee. During his ordeal, Terry became convinced that a cure for cancer could be found through cancer research, but funds were in short supply.
Terry decided to run across Canada, some 6,000 miles, to raise money for cancer research. On April 12, 1980 at St. Johns, Newfoundland, Terry dipped his artificial leg in the Atlantic Ocean and began what he called the “Marathon of Hope”. For the next 143 days he ran 26 miles per day, the marathon distance, crossing 3,300 miles until, on September 1, 1980 near Thunder Bay, Ontario, he was forced to stop. The cancer had spread to his lungs and he died on June 28, 1981, a month shy of his 23rd birthday.
Since his death, thousands of runs have been held in Canada and throughout the world in Terry’s name to raise funds for cancer research.
Star Mountain Capital has been a supporter of the Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research for many years now, as part of our broader efforts to help raise money and awareness for cancer prevention and treatment. Brett Hickey, Star Mountain Capital CEO, lost his mother to cancer at the age of 6 and in 2014, he unfortunately lost another amazing person to this disease, his loving aunt, who played a motherly role for him after his mom passed (in addition to raising her 4 children). Brett believes that one day we will be able to beat cancer, and the more research we do, the sooner that day will come.
Star Mountain Capital sincerely appreciates your support as we raise money and awareness with 100% of proceeds going to cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. To thank donors and participants Star Mountain will be hosting a post-event celebration, following the run, which will include music, drinks and healthy snacks at our headquarters in New York.
To join our team: http://bit.ly/JoinStarMountainTerryFoxTeam
To make donation: http://bit.ly/StarMountainTerryFoxTeamDonationPage
To RSVP for the post-event celebration: http://bit.ly/SMCPostEventCelebration
Thank you for all your support and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, October 15th!
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.
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.
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