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January 15, 2016  RSS feed
Sincerely Yours

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Sincerely yours, Judy Ludin

Running for a reason…

Renee Fromkin, a member of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater and an 8-year colorectal cancer survivor, wants to raise awareness about the disease, which she calls a “very lonely disease that no one wants to talk about.” In 2013, she organized the Tampa Undy Run Walk, along with the Colon Cancer Alliance.

She also has gotten together her own team, Renee’s Rosey Cheeks, which even includes two gastroenterologists. This year’s event, which includes a 5K and mile fun run, will be at Al Lopez Park in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m. Participants are urged to wear boxers, briefs and costumes to emphasize the area affected by this disease. Renee especially wants to focus attention on early detection and prevention, as the risk for colon cancer is thought to be higher among Ashkenazi Jews in comparison to the general population. A portion of every dollar raised by the run/walk stays in the local community through the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Hope Partnership Program. To learn more, go to and get involved. Folks can also email Fromkin at to view a link to her personal page and join her team, Renee’s Rosey Cheeks, or make a donation.

Members of Renee’s Rosey Cheeks team (L-R) Barbara Baccari, Dr. Jorge Marcet, Renee Fromkin, Dr. Eric Weston, Marla Smith Keck, Ruth Routenberg Members of Renee’s Rosey Cheeks team (L-R) Barbara Baccari, Dr. Jorge Marcet, Renee Fromkin, Dr. Eric Weston, Marla Smith Keck, Ruth Routenberg Grad news

Matthew LeVine received his Ph.D from Georgia Tech in aerospace engineering in December. He is the son of Dr. Mitchell and Ellie LeVine, and grandson of Dr. Morris and Marilyn LeVine, who were in attendance at the hooding and conferring of the degree in Atlanta.

This month, the new engineer will go to France, where he will teach for four months at Metz University in northern France.

P.S. I’d love to hear from you. Send information and photos to: Sincerely Yours, P.O. Box 6970, Clearwater, FL 33758, e-mail or fax: (727) 530-3039

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