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Run for Rogosin 2013

Run for Rogosin 2013

WHAT: A 5K Run/Walk to raise funds for The Rogosin Institute, organized by patient and kidney transplant recipient, Steve Olsen, owner of the West Bank Café. The Rogosin Institute is the premier not-for-profit medical treatment and research center for kidney disease, including dialysis and transplantation in New York City, affiliated with NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

WHO: You, your family and friends

WHEN & WHERE: Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the West Bank Care, 407 W. 42nd St., (between 9th and 10th Ave.)

All participants receive a complimentary T-shirt at the event and are invited to a special brunch and celebration at the West Bank Cafe following the run/walk.


8:00 AM - Meet at West Bank Cafe  (407 West 42nd Street) for check in- registration, pledge payments, signing of waivers, T-shirt pick up

8:45 AM - Group photo and walk to Pier 81 at 42nd Street, along the Hudson River

9:00 AM - Start of the 5K run/walk

10:00 AM - (or whenever you finish) Steve Olsen and Janet Momjian from the West Bank Cafe will provide a complimentary brunch and T-Shirt for all participants

COURSE: Hudson River run/walk and bike path at Pier 81 at 42nd Street, down to 14th Street, turn around, finish at Pier 81

WHY: Our goal is to raise $100,000 for The Rogosin Institute.  If you unable to participate, please consider sponsoring a participant.  Of course, all donations are welcome!



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 8 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.