Stride and Thrive
Stride and Thrive

By Alena Kairys

May 26, 2021

LINTHICUM, MD, May 25, 2021— NFM Lending is proud to be the returning Presenting Sponsor for the sixth annual Below the Belt – Stride and Thrive 5k and 1-Mile Walk on June 6, 2021. This virtual event will benefit the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service (KGOS) in the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics. This will be NFM Lending’s sixth year sponsoring the event.

To promote the safety of the community while still celebrating gynecologic cancer survivors, the Stride and Thrive event will be held virtually. Participants will be able to complete a 5k and can submit their results via the results page. The event is run by an all-volunteer staff, and all proceeds will support life-saving gynecologic cancer research, cancer survivors, and women undergoing cancer treatment. According to their website, “Every 5 minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with a ‘below the belt’ gynecologic cancer. These cancers affect more than 100,000 women and cause over 30,000 deaths each year.”

“We’re honored to be a distinguished sponsor and to bring awareness to this important cause,” said Greg Sher, Chief Business Development Officer. “We look forward to participating and shining a bright light on the fight!”

Mary Levinson, NFM Lending Branch Manager in Linthicum, MD is an ardent supporter of the KGOS’ mission and coordinated the company’s involvement in the event. “It is again an honor for NFM Lending to be the ‘Presenting Sponsor’ for the Johns Hopkins Gynecologic Oncology Stride and Thrive event. The Johns Hopkins Gynecologic Oncology Service is a world leader in surgery and oncology care for women diagnosed with gynecologic cancer, and this event is a chance for NFM Lending to support their mission and their patients. While for some of us, this year signifies a positive upturn from a very challenging year, for others this year has come with new health challenges and difficult roads ahead. The year 2020 has taught us that we are all truly in this fight together,” said Levinson. “While we are again going virtual for this year’s Stride and Thrive event, let’s all work together to show our care and compassion for all, especially our cancer survivors, those with new diagnoses, and their loved ones. We at NFM Lending are so proud to continue to support this mission and the people associated with it. I am so inspired by the patients, their families, the doctors, nurses, volunteers, and the participants that make this event so special.”

NFM Lending looks forward to being part of such an important and impactful cause.

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