PAWS for a Cause Walk to Cure Childhood Leukemia set for Oct 13

On Saturday, October 13, second annual Donna Marie Camillo’s Paws For A Cause, a walk to cure childhood Leukemia will take place in Bruce Park.

According to Fred Camillo, the event is Greenwich’s only walk that encourages everyone to bring their dogs, but dog owners are asked to please keep their dog on a leash.

Camillo said that this year, participants will be walking for both the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Lynn Gulli, a local girl who is battling this illness.

Lynn, a student at Julian Curtiss School,  was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on April 23, 2017.

She will be walking on the 13th. “Let’s all be there to walk with her on the way to recovery,” Camillo said.

Camillo said his sister Donna Marie was a Cos Cob child who lost her battle with childhood Leukemia in 1968 at the age of 11.

Camillo explained that while this diagnosis was a death sentence 49 years ago, today is a different story.

“With a 90% cure rate, we are well on our way to eradicating this illness from the world,” he said. “This annual walk will be tribute to a wonderful young girl who was loved by all. Her love of people and animals inspired this walk to include dogs.”

Register for the walk online. You will be asked for your preferred t-shirt size.

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