PHOTOS: Great Day for CancerCare Walk/Run at Greenwich Point

getting into the spirit

Getting into the spirit of the CancerCare walk/run on Sunday, May 3 at Greenwich Point.

Sunday was a beautiful sunny, mild day for the third annual Walk/Run for Hope at Greenwich Point.

Organizers said the event benefited from over 100 walk-on participants, in addition to about 175 who pre-registered, including members of about 20 teams.

Julia Volpin, the Director of Special Events for CancerCare, said participation has increased every year since the event was established three years ago.

Madison Chalfin

Madison Chalfin of Bardonia cools off after placing third in the 14 and under category. Credit: Leslie Yager

“The services at CancerCare are all free of charge, for the person dealing with the diagnosis, and to the family. And we’re there from the beginning to the end of the journey, regardless of the outcome,” said Volpin.

The community-based event brought together friends and families to walk or run in memory of those they have lost to cancer, honor survivors and support those who are currently facing a cancer diagnosis.

Dawn Marinaccio of Greenwich

Top overall female winner Dawn Marinaccio of Greenwich receives her medal from Sandra Tripodi at the CancerCare run/walk on May 3 at Greenwich Point. Credit: Leslie Yager

The top overall female winner was Dawn Marinaccio of Greenwich. Second was Staci Huelet of Norwalk, and third was Kim Chalfin of Bardonia.

The top overall male winner was Christopher Brennan of Mamaroneck. Second was Keith White of Norwalk and third was Bruce Semer of Greenwich.

Top overall male winner was Christopher Brennan of Mamaroneck

Top overall male winner was Christopher Brennan of Mamaroneck. Credit: Leslie Yager

Winner of the female 14 and under was Meghan Lynch of Old Greenwich. Second was Liliana Carey of South South Salem and third was Madison Chalfin of Bardonia.

Winner of the male 14 and under was Curtis Alter of Mamaroneck. Second was Luke Meyers of Old Greenwich and third place went to Caleb Alter of Mamaroneck.

Winner of the female 15-19 category was Maya Malde of Riverside. Second went to Carlyn Marinaccio of Greenwich and third place went to Carolyn Challe of New Canaan.

Winner of the female 20-29 category was Michelle Orsi-Shafi of Stamford. Second went to Eliza McNitt and third went to Ilanna Kowski of Stamford.

Molly and Jackson

Molly and Jackson Bogardus completed the kids run at the 3rd annual CancerCare run/walk at Greenwich Point. Credit: Leslie Yager

In the male 20-29 category, first place went to Michael Illescas of Old Greenwich. Second went to Kevin Daniele of Norwalk. Third went to Carlos Valdivia of Brooklyn.

In the female 30-39 category, first place went to Erin Hunt of Norwalk. Second went to Claire Rentz of Bethel. Third went to Molly Segal of Old Greenwich.

In the category of male 30-39 Ryan Salvatore of New York, NY was first. Second went to Shaun Intriago of Stamford. Third went to Raghavan Damrodaran of Stamford.

In the category of female 40-49, first went to Erin Walker of Riverside. Second went to Joan Lynch of Old Greenwich, and third place went to Stephanie Netter of Greenwich.

CancerCare run/walk at greenwich Point.

At the starting line for the third annual CancerCare run/walk at Greenwich Point. Credit: Leslie Yager

In the category of males 40-49 first place went to Marc Wolpers of Old Greenwich. Second went to Davidson McCulloh of Stamford. Third went to Richard Alter of Mamaroneck.

In the category female 50-59 first place went to Nancy Kail of Riverside. Second place went to Susie Parhia of Riverside. Third place went to Wendy Yarish of Norwalk.

In the category male 50-59, first place went to Paul Largaly of Woodbury. Second went to Gregg Smith of Rye. Third place went to Daivd Pearistonre of Easton.

IN the category female 60-69 first place went to Karen Rogers of Clinton. Second went to Laurie Quinn of Old Greenwich and third went to Linda Ritch of Greenwich.

In the category of male 60-69 first place went to Paul Rabenold of Avon. Second went to Brian Walker of Monroe. Third went to Jerry Haas of Stamford.

Tom Naples

Tom Naples of Greenwich crosses the finish line at the CancerCare Run/Walk. Credit: Leslie Yager

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More information is available on the Cancer Care website.

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