HAN talks 5k to benefit The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital

The HAN Network talked with Griffin Hospital recently on the upcoming community 5k Walk/Run to benefit the Center for Cancer Care. Watch the interview below:

Christian Meagher talks to Kate Czaplinski about the 5k and how the community can help support local patients undergoing cancer treatments.

This non-competitive, family-friendly event draws walkers and runners from all over the Lower Naugatuck Valley, including participants from Derby, Ansonia, Shelton, Seymour, Oxford, Naugatuck, and all over the state.

Proceeds are earmarked for special needs of cancer patients, such as support for transportation, groceries and wig and salon services, as well as patient support programs at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital. Area cancer survivors are invited to celebrate the event at a free survivors’ reception that offers food and free massages.

Participants can walk or run individually, or may form a team with their family, friends and co-workers. Participants may also collect pledges or purchase a commemorative sign to honor or memorialize a loved one at the event.

Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 13 years old. The registration fees will increase by $5 after May 17.

Check-in for the event begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Center for Cancer Care parking lot, 350 Seymour Ave. The Walk/Run is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged, and the first 500 registered participants will receive t-shirts.

Find out more at griffinhealth.org/5k

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