Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors
10th Annual Walk on Sunshine
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Honoring Robert "Bob" Levin

Robert “Bob” Levin was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in November of 2006 after experiencing a seizure at home. He passed away on February 17, 2007. He was only 61. In three short months we lost a beautiful, kind soul much too soon. However, while the cancer could take his physical body, his goodness and impact on all who he loved will be with us forever.

Bob was born in St. Louis, MO on June 3, 1943. He was raised by loving parents and had a younger brother who he liked to get into mischief with. As an adult he flourished in his career as an insurance agent. It was not his love for the insurance industry that drove him, but rather his love for people. He was as genuine as they come and made a connection with all of his clients. He truly cared about their lives.

As well as he did in his career, it was his family and friends who benefitted from knowing him the most. He was very loving and affectionate and was always ready with a hug and “I love you”. Those he loved most were always referred to as “Babe”, and it warmed the hearts of all who heard it.

His passions in life were simple pleasures. He loved to go fishing, especially with his son Rick, and would sit on a good beach for hours on end watching the ocean. He also loved to dote on his furry “children” and could be found kissing his spoiled pooches often. He was a wonderful husband, father, step-father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend. Babe, we miss you!

Doctors at Hadassah are Conquering Brain Tumors at the Molecular Level

For Regina Golan-Gerstl, a postdoctoral fellow at the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine, the fight against brain cancer has been close-up and personal: her mother died of the disease. She has now identified a genetic protein that is directly implicated in the development of the most prevalent brain cancer--glioblastoma.

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Walk on Sunshine
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Registration at 9:30am

Welcome and Walk at 10:00am

Queeny Park
550 Weidman Rd, Ballwin, MO


Registration begins at 9:30am
Welcome and Walk at 10:00am

"Sunshine on a Cloudy Day"

Despite a slightly overcast sky, Queeny Park radiated with sunshine Sunday morning as Hadassah held its eighth annual “Walk on Sunshine” to benefit brain tumor research.

Families with dogs walked through the park, which was decorated with balloons; music played over a DJ’s speakers; donated items in bright bags were raffled and Ben & Jerry’s offered free ice cream to walkers who began their route at the playing of the song “Walking on Sunshine.” The atmosphere was fun and sunny, emulating the vision of Suzy Esstman, an active community member who planned the walk after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 2004.

St. Louis Chapter Hadassah

12 Millstone Campus Drive

St. Louis, MO  63146


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Founded in 1912, Hadassah is the largest women's membership organization in the United States. Hadassah has been given a four-star rating (highest rating possible) by Charity Navigator, and an ‘A’ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy.  Hadassah was a 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

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