Eighth Annual Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run raises over $30,000

More than 300 participants raised more than $30,000 at the 8th Annual Griffin Hospital 5K Walk/Run to Benefit the Center for Cancer Care on June 4.

“We are very grateful to all the walkers, runners, survivors and caregivers who made this year’s Walk/Run so successful,” said Christian Meagher, the Walk/Run director. “It was truly amazing to be part of this wonderful outpouring of charity and support, and Griffin is proud to part of a community that actively makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients.”

Proceeds from the fun, non-competitive event are earmarked for patient support programs at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital and financial assistance for cancer patients for a variety needs, including housing, clothing and grocery bills, transportation, wigs, and salon services.

The Walk/Run was supported by the Ansonia and Derby Police departments, and its sponsors: The Ansonia Rod and Gun Club; Jefferson Radiology; Smilow Cancer Hospital; Elekta; EDGE Fitness; Centrix; Forest Construction Co., LLC; BIC; YoCrunch; Yale Therapeutic Radiology; HAN Network; and Star 99.9 FM.

After the Walk/Run Griffin Hospital staff marked National Cancer Survivors’ weekend with a “Garden Party” themed celebration, treating more than 150 cancer survivors and their caregivers to a picnic lunch, live music, raffles and games.

Donations are still being accepted at griffinhospital.org/5k. For more information, call 203-732-7431 or e-mail5kwalkrun@griffinhealth.org.