“Paws for a Cause” in Bruce Park to Raise Funds to Fight Childhood Leukemia

Donna Marie Camillo. Contributed photo

Donna Marie Camillo. Contributed photo

On Saturday, October 21, a walk to cure childhood leukemia, “Paws for a Cause,” will take place in the Bruce Park picnic area from 9:00am to 12:00pm.   

In 1968, Donna Marie Camillo, the sister of state rep Fred Camillo, passed away at the age of 11 following a courageous battle with cancer.

While this diagnosis was a death sentence 49 years ago, Camillo pointed out that today it’s a different story. “With a 90% cure rate, we are well on our way to eradicating this illness from the world,” he said.

The annual walk will be a tribute to a young girl whose love of people and animals inspired the walk to include dogs.

“Please help remember Donna and the millions like her who have suffered from childhood Leukemia, and help us get to the magical 100% mark,” Mr. Camillo said.

Registration is $25 and 50 percent of the proceeds raised this year will go to benefit Zach Price, a young boy with roots in Cos Cob who is currently battling this disease. The other half will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Please click here to register.


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