Thank you to the Sun Sentinel for this great article on the Rock 'N Run!

Annual fundraising event started as bat mitzvah project

by Sergio Carmona

The annual Rock 'N Run started as Aliya Hollub's bat mitzvah project in 2013 in honor of her mother, an ovarian cancer survivor, and has grown over the first three years.

The recent third annual Rock 'N Run at Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest drew 600 people, including participants, sponsors and volunteers, and has so far, at press time, grossed almost $60,000. The event raised more than $40,000 in its first year and close to $50,000 in its second. The event included a cardio-blasting dance class and 5K where participants could race or walk. It was created to united the community in the fight against breast and ovarian cancer and promote awareness to enhance prevention and early detection. Proceeds from the event benefit several breast and ovarian cancer charities.

"I'm just so glad that something that started out as something small turned into something big where everyone in the community comes to help and support us," Aliya, 14, of Pinecrest, said.

Amy Hollub, Aliya's mother, said "I think the reason we've had so much support for this event is because in one way or another, cancer does touch everyone."

The idea for this fundraising event came from Aliya and her sister Rylee. As the first year happened to coincide with Aliya's bat mitzvah, the event became her mitzvah project.

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Thank you to the Miami Herald for this great coverage of the 2015 Rock 'N Run!

Friends and Neighbors: Rock ‘N Run raises more than $55,000 for cancer research


Participants at the third annual Rock ‘N Run raised more than $55,000 to help women in our South Florida community through breast and ovarian cancer research, awareness and assistance. 

“It was a huge success with over 500 participants,” said Amy Hollub, one of the organizers. Members of the Hollub and Wolf families hosted the Oct. 4 event.

“Rock ‘N Run plays an important role in the fight against breast and ovarian cancer by bringing passionate community members together to raise awareness about the diseases, while providing education and vital resources for local organizations serving women in our community,” said Andrea Ivory of Women’s Breast and Heart Health Initiative in a release. “This effort helps to save and change lives. We are so honored to be a part of it!”

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Community Breast and Ovarian Cancer Event

Hundreds of participants will “Think N Feel Pink N Teal” as they gear up to dance, walk or run at the 3rd Annual Rock ‘N Run, Sunday, October 4th, Temple Beth Am, 5950 N. Kendall Drive.

Rock ‘N Run, an incredible day of health, strength and spirit, was created to unite our community in the fight against breast and ovarian cancer and raise awareness to enhance prevention and early detection. Last year almost $50,000 was raised and distributed to a variety of causes supporting research, awareness and support for women in the community.  This year, Rock ‘N’ Run will support, among others, University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center-Cancer Link, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Women’s Breast and Heart Health Initiative, Sandy B. Muller Breast Cancer Foundation, Sharsheret and FORCE.

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