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Hundreds Gather for Mark Palumbo UOI 5K, Benefitting The Tomorrow Fund

The sun was shining bright Sunday for the third running of the Mark Palumbo University Orthopedics 5K.

The annual event started at UOI’s Kettle Point location and traveled along the East Bay Bike Path. The proceeds will go to The Tomorrow Fund – a charity that provides support to children being treated for cancer at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and their families.

If you weren’t able to attend the event, you can still donate online.

Both Channel 12 and Channel 10 turned out to the event, speaking with Olivia Falzone’s family. She is undergoing treatment for the same type of cancer her brother was treated for several years ago and The Tomorrow Fund is providing support to her family for the second time. 

About Mark Palumbo Memorial University Orthopedics 5K

The Mark Palumbo Memorial University Orthopedics 5K is named in honor of Dr. Mark Palumbo, a renowned spine surgeon who passed away in September 2019. He was not only a beloved member of the University Orthopedics family, but he was also a highly regarded pillar of the community. 

The 5K raises money for The Tomorrow Fund, a non-profit organization that provides financial and emotional support for children being treated for cancer at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, as well as their families. The Palumbo family has supported The Tomorrow Fund and held active roles with the Providence, RI-based charity for many years.