Richmond Rockets Member Dr. Francesco Rotatori Helps Save COVID-19 Patient's Life

Update: Due to his recent staff leadership and front-line assistance with COVID-19 affected patients, Richmond Rockets team member and hospital hero Dr. Francesco Rotatori recently received a promotion at Richmond University hospital in Staten Island - his new role at RUMC is Chief of Cardiology. Congratulations Dr. Rotatori for everything you have done for the community and patients!

https://www.silive.com/news/2020/05/doctor-who-has-been-part-of-coronavirus-response-at-rumc-is-named-new-chief-of-cardiology.html

Dr. Francesco Rotatori is not only a Richmond Rockets team member, but he is an Interventional Cardiologist at Richmond University hospital here in Staten Island. Dr. Rotatori was recently featured on ABC News Nightline Television during the crisis, as he and his amazing staff members rescued a COVID-19 female patient, who improved dramatically at The Richmond University Hospital. The patient, Edwina Cain, faced breathing problems and recovered in 3 days on a ventilator, improving quickly. At her time at the hospital, she expressed her gratitude and thanks to Dr. Rotatori and staff to with a dance and cheer. Dr. Roratori and his team also inspired Edwina to begin her medical studies in pursuit to become a hero and work in a hospital. Congratulations to her survival and fight against COVID-19, and thank you to all the doctors and nurses that risk their lives each and every day, including Dr. Francesco Rotatori and his miracle staff!

Watch the miraculous and inspiring story of recovery and healing here: https://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/covid-19-patient-reunites-doctor-helped-save-life-70300305

IMPORTANT NEWS: Corona Virus Outbreak Safety Tips

Hi friends! As you have heard on the news, the Corona Virus has reached NYC area, including Staten Island. Please keep yourself and your loved ones safe by following the safety protocols in this link here - provided by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the leading national public health institute of the United States): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

We wish our best to our running community: In light of the recent news around COVID-19, PPTC would like to remind all members that the most successful runner is a healthy runner. Please use your best judgment when deciding to join groups runs and activities over the next few weeks.

- If you don't feel well, or suspect you've been in contact with someone who may have contracted the virus, please stay home and take care of yourself.

- Be diligent about washing your hands. If you cough, sneeze, or need to wipe your nose, avoid using your hands.

- If you have any respiratory or autoimmune issues, please consult your doctor.

Thank you for helping keep our community healthy!

Richmond Rockets Scholarship Application: Fall 2021 High School Senior Applicants  

Please review all Scholarship Application Instructions in the PDF Below for Fall 2021 High School Senior Applicants, thank you!

 

Scholarship Requirements:

•Senior that is a member in good standing on their high school’s Cross Country or Track & Field team and will be attending college in the fall of 2021. •Attends high school on Staten Island or a resident of Staten Island attending high school elsewhere.

•Fill out and complete the application below.

•Applications must be received by Monday, March 1, 2021.

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Join our family and participate in both competitive and non-competitive running.  We welcome beginners, novice and advance runners.  We meet monthly on the 1st Monday of each month.  Come to our next meeting, meet our members, bring a friend, and make new friends!
“We believe a running club is more than just running together”

 

About Us

Monthly meetings held every 1st Monday of the month at:
"Jody's" 372 Forest Ave at 7:00pm, or Zoom Online Conferences

Lisa Lubarsky - President

lisalubarsky88@gmail.com

Tony LaRocca - Vice President  

tonylarocca5k@gmail.com

John Dixon - Secretary 

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Nancy Wagner-Wetzel - Treasurer 

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Trish Mulligan - Female Captain

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Mike Leathers - Male Captain

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Fleur de lis Bell - Web Master

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Upcoming Races & Events

Weekly Fun / Open Runs:

(Runs are subject to change due to conflicting races, weather...etc.)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Our Richmond Rockets Fun Runs are BACK!!! Join us for either a fun-run or bike ride, hosted by Lisa and Nancy of the Richmond Rockets. Let's all stay happy and healthy! Meet-up details and contact information are below:

 

 

 

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Donate Your Old Sneakers to Feed Families - South Brooklyn Mutual Aid

The Richmond Rockets will be participating in the My Sneaker Drive Fundraiser to help feed families in NYC. By donating a pair of old sneakers that are in good non-ripped condition, you give $1 to the organization in aid to send care packages for those in need.

If interested in participating, please view the drop-off locations below. They will be much appreciated! Also, if you would like to make a cash donation - please send a Venmo payment to @SouthBkMutualAid.

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Why we run.

A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything.

I run to add life to my days.

RUNNING HAS TAUGHT ME THAT I AM SO MUCH MORE CAPABLE THAN I EVER IMAGINED

The body achieves what the mind believes

 
 

Interested in joining the Richmond Rockets team? Fun races, monthly meetings, events, & more!

 
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