The Vida Award recognizes the impact that exceptional people have made in the lives of others through their hard work and dedication.
This year, the foundation has selected Dr. Kevin David and Scott Glickman as the recipients of the 2019 Vida Award.
Dr. David has been at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey since 2009, having completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, which was preceded by a residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine.
With a clinical focus on Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, he provides patients with a comprehensive evaluation and helps educate them about their disease so that they can make informed decisions about their treatment options. This is done collaboratively all under one roof at Rutgers Cancer Institute with experts across multi-disciplines through the Leukemia/Lymphoma/Hematologic Malignancies Program. Radiation and surgical oncologists, nurses, social workers, nutritionists and other experts are all part of the conversation.
Clinical Expertise: Leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, blood cancers
“We ride for family. We ride for friends. We ride because we can.” says founder Scott Glickman.
Scott Glickman, a cycling enthusiast, rode in a high-profile event in Massachusetts benefiting the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for years until he was sidelined briefly from his passion. In 1997, he was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After being successfully treated at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Scott was back on two wheels. After doing the event for several more years, Scott decided that it was time to bring his efforts home and give back to the hospital and staff that was so instrumental to his recovery. In 2005, 13 riders rode 100 miles in the inaugural Century for the Cure, raising over $30,000 for research at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ.
Since then, Century has raised over $2,500,000 with the support of hundreds of riders and volunteers. Additional 25, 40 and 62 mile routes have been added to encourage riders of all levels to participate and share in the fun.
The riders share a common goal – to eliminate cancer. And it is with the energy, commitment and inspiration of each rider that they will strive to reach that goal!
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