CancerCare is set to host its Fourth annual Walk/Run for Hope at Greenwich Point Park in Old Greenwich on Sunday, April 17.
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. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. The event starts at 9 a.m. with a Children’s half-mile Fun Run, followed by the 5K Walk/Run at 9:15 a.m. The 5K course is USATF-certified and sanctioned. Both individuals and teams can enter by registering at cancercare.org/walkgreenwich.
“Receiving news about a cancer diagnosis can be a very confusing and overwhelming moment in your life. With all the new emotions to process, it is important to have organizations like CancerCare to help provide understanding and support during the healing process,” said Fred Camillo, Connecticut State Representative, House District 151. “They provide a safe place to share experiences and offer guidance and give you a community of people you can depend on.”
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 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. The event will be held rain or shine and parking is free.
In Connecticut, CancerCare provides services through its Norwalk office. “The services CancerCare provides are essential to helping individuals battling this illness,” said breast cancer survivor Wendy Yarish of Norwalk. “No matter what your circumstances are, no matter what part of the journey you are on, CancerCare offers knowledge, support and hope. It truly makes an immense difference to know that you’re not alone.”
CancerCare’s Fourth Annual Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope is supported by the following sponsors and community partners: Coldwell Banker, Fleet Feet Sports Stamford, Genentech, Greenwich Hospital, Teva Oncology, Teamsters Union Local No. 456, TMK Sports & Entertainment, J.J. Cassone, Kings, Coffee Café Roasters, Old Greenwich Fine Wines & Cheese, Party People, Poland Spring, SoulCycle, Volunteer Square, Serendipity Magazine, Jen Danzi and AM 1490 WGCH.
For more information, contact Corey Cenatiempo, Regional Special Events Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-663-2189.
Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.
CancerCare programs and services help 180,000 people each year. The organization distributes 350,000 publications and welcomes 2.2 million website visits annually. In the past year, CancerCare provided nearly $13 million in financial assistance. The size and scope of CancerCare has grown tremendously since 1944, but it has never wavered from its mission of providing help and hope to people affected by cancer.
To learn more, visit cancercare.org or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).