EIF Run/Walk Wednesday: Meet Team Member Nina Mandell
As The Actors Fund gears up for the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Revlon Run/Walk (May 4 in New York, May 11 in Los Angeles), we’ll be celebrating our team members and sharing some memories from years past every Run/Walk Wednesday! Today we chat with Nina Mandell, who is part of The Fund’s NYC team!
AF: Are you walking in “honor” or “memory” of someone special in this year’s EIF Revlon Run/Walk?
Nina: My mom and I are walking in honor of my grandmother, Annie Cymrot, who passed away after a battle with breast cancer.
AF: Why do you walk with The Actors Fund Team?
Nina: The Actors Fund is a great organization that helps people who make us all smile when they’re on stage.
AF: Do you fundraise for RRW, or have anything special planned this year?
Nina: No… but we plan on being incredibly enthusiastic in the walk.
AF: Run or Walk, and why?
Nina: Walk, so we can hang out with the great group that’s coming.
AF: We’re taking a vote: Suggest a Theme Song for this year’s team.
Nina: Take a walk on the Wild Side? Walking in Memphis? I Would Walk 500 Miles? I mean, it should be a pun, right?
The EIF Revlon Run/Walk is an annual event that raises money and awareness for the fight against women’s cancers, and funds raised by The Actors Fund team supports The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative (PNWHI), created to address the myriad of concerns women face when dealing with a serious medical condition. Help us fight the fight by joining one of our teams (click here for NYC, here for LA), or making a pledge or donation on behalf of someone who’s walking with us. Your pledge will help fund important research into the cause and cure of women’s cancers, prevention, education and support service programs for those women battling cancer and their families.