Public encouraged to join Race for the Cure

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. We want to change that statistic.

I am the team captain for the Contemporary Plastic Surgery Race for the Cure Team. Dr. Robert Herbstman has been supporting a Race for the Cure team for 10 years. We want to collaborate to find a cure. As a participant in the Race for the Cure, you help Komen to fund important programs and research for all women, including the underserved.

In 2008, the Komen Central and South Jersey affiliate invested $1.5 million into the local community to support breast cancer education and screening programs. They hope to reach 55,000 women this year right here in New Jersey.

The Race for the Cure will be held Oct. 5 at Six Flags Great Adventure. We hope everyone who reads this letter will support our efforts and join the Contemporary Plastic Surgery team. Last year we raised over $5,000 and hope that you can help us raise even more this year. Dr. Herbstman has generously offered to pay the registration fee for team members. Please call our offices to find out how you can join us for the 5K walk/run and our kick-off party. You don’t need to be a runner to find a Race for the Cure.

To find out more about the race, go to or call 609-896-1203. It only takes one person to make a difference.
Michaeline Simek, R.N., M.S.N.
Contemporary Plastic Surgery
East Brunswick
Red Bank