Since it began in 2012, the Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial Run has raised more than $850,000. We are grateful for our dedicated donors, who have helped to complete Susan’s Suite, the ten-bed unit for patients with cancer and diseases of the immune system in the Emergency and Trauma Center at HackensackUMC. Now that Susan's Suite is up and running, the Run for Sue Committee has expanded their fundraising goals.
Please review the list of sponsorship opportunities by clicking here. Your support will make a difference. (NOTE: Do not use the "Donate Now" button on the top right for sponsorships or Remembrance Path donations.)
Highlights from 2016
|2016 Runners begin the 5K|
|Team HackensackUMC Dr. Joseph Feldman, Julie Feldman and Dr. Ihor Sawczuk|
|Run for Sue Committee|
|Dr. Ihor Sawczuk and Susan Zabransky HackensackUMC AirMed One|
|Girls on the Run Police Recruits|
|Zabransky Family Music provided by Midnight Toast|
The Story Behind the Run
This run is being organized in honor of our dear friend, Susan Zabransky Hughes, who succumbed to cervical cancer in July of 2011 at the age of 46. Many of the women joining together to organize this run met Sue through the Wandell Elementary School in Saddle River. Our children attended Wandell from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade where Sue volunteered her time and was involved in many committees. We all were touched by Sue in so many ways. Whether it was sharing her love of cooking, training at the gym, hiking at the Reservation, or vacationing, Sue just loved life and lived it to the fullest every day.
Sue had many passions in her life, and running was one of them. We have vivid memories of waving to Sue on the street in her quest for running the NYC Marathon…three times! A compassionate woman, Sue ran the NYC Marathon in 2006 to raise money benefitting cancer patients. In trying to decide the best way to keep Sue’s spirit alive while simultaneously raising money to fund Susan’s Suite at HackensackUMC, we decided to organize a 5k run/walk in Saddle River. We thought it fitting that the course includes some of the same streets Sue ran on, and the neighborhood where she lived for 15 years while raising her family. As an additional tribute, the course reaches into Upper Saddle River where she grew up.
We invite you to join us in honoring Sue by making a donation to the Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial 5K Run/Walk. Thank you for your generosity and support!
The Run for Sue Committee
For additional information, please contact Danielle Binn at 551.996.3451 or Danielle.Binn@HackensackMeridian.org.