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First “Nate’s Run for Smiles” to Commemorate Elie Rand ’08

April 16, 2012

On Sunday, April 29, the First Annual Nate’s Run for Smiles will be held at Cornell Plantations in Ithaca, NY. Proceeds from the event will support the Nathaniel L. Rand Fund of the Child Life Program of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM).

The fund—named in loving memory of Nathaniel (Elie) Rand ’08, who drowned in a tragic swimming accident near Ithaca Falls in July 2011—will provide patients with age-appropriate activities, including play therapy, art therapy and music therapy, to assist in their treatments. The Rand family established the fund at CHAM as a way to honor Elie’s memory; Elie had spent a significant amount of time volunteering with the Child Life Program.

All are encouraged to participate — either by donating online or, if you’re in the Ithaca area, to run the race!

For more information about the First Annual Nate’s Run for Smiles, including a detailed schedule of the day’s activities, please see Contact with any additional questions.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. freya permalink
    April 20, 2012 2:28 pm

    Thank you so very, very much, Ramaz! With much love and gratitude, Freya Rand

  2. maggi rand permalink
    April 20, 2012 5:52 pm

    Thank you for sending this out to Ramaz Alum. This is indeed a great tragedy to lose a child and one so beloved for all that he gave in his short life here on Earth. We are deeply touched by so many from the Ramaz community and hope we can turn our tears to smiles for what Elie accomplished and will continue to do so through “CHAM” With love, Maggi and Jacob Rand

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