CancerCare is set to host its third annual Walk/Run for Hope at Greenwich Point on Sunday.
The Walk/Run for Hope is a series of family-friendly 5K events that raise funds to support CancerCare’s free, professional services provided to anyone affected by cancer.
Walkers and runners of all levels and ages are welcome to participate.
“CancerCare is always there to provide support to anyone coping with a cancer diagnosis. On May 3, we can join together as a community to walk or run at Greenwich Point to raise funds for these essential services,” said State Rep, (R-Dist 151) Fred Camillo who is Honorary Event Chair.
“As a cancer survivor, I know that facing this illness can be overwhelming. An organization like CancerCare makes certain that you won’t have to face it alone,” Camillo said.
This community-based event brings 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. Registration fees for the event are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under and $10 for children for the Fun Run only.
All participants will receive a commemorative Walk/Run for Hope t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top male and female participants in both the overall race and age-based categories. Greenwich High School students will be on hand to entertain children with arts and crafts. The event will be held rain or shine and parking is free.
In Connecticut, CancerCare provides services through its Norwalk location. Mary, a Connecticut resident, was forced to quit her job due to extensive treatment for stage 4 breast cancer two years ago. She also lost her hair.
“My hospital suggested I contact CancerCare, so I first came in for a wig and a very good lady helped me,” Mary said. “Last summer I returned and asked for financial assistance,” she continued. “It was a great help to me because I could no longer afford my rent and pay for treatment. I was alone. I didn’t have anyone else to help me.”
For more event information, call (888) 814-WALK (9255) or contact Sandra Tripodi, senior director of community engagement, at [email protected]
CancerCare Walk/Run for Hope is Sunday, May 3, 2015.
Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. The event will kick off at 9:00am with a Children’s half mile Fun Run, followed by the 5K at 9:15 am.
The 5K course is USATF-sanctioned. Both individuals and teams can enter by registering at www.cancercare.org/walkgreenwich.
More information is available on the Cancer Care website.