Harry Hollub and other local philanthropists make time to pay it forward

WHY IT’S PERSONAL: “The value of community and altruism is something that was instilled in me from a very young age. … My family and I have participated in countless activities, such as Mitzvah Days for the Kosher Food Bank, and the preparation of meals and baskets for those in our community falling on hard times.

“Since 2013, my involvement in charity work has increased exponentially with the formation of Rock ’N Run Fight ’N Heal Pink ’N Teal, a 5K and Zumba class that raises funds for breast and ovarian cancer nonprofits. My family founded the organization in 2013 after my wife Amy’s battle with ovarian cancer as a way to give back to the community that supported us during her ordeal. The mission is to unite the community in the fight against breast and ovarian cancer and raise awareness to aid in prevention and early detection. The funds raised are directed toward research, education and assistance to women in under-resourced areas in Miami. It’s a full-fl edged community effort between us, Temple Beth Am, the village of Pinecrest, and dozens of community sponsors and volunteers every fall.”

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