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CancerCare Greenwich Announces Walk/Run For Hope

This year's CancerCare Walk will be April 17 at Greenwich Point.
This year's CancerCare Walk will be April 17 at Greenwich Point. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH , Conn. -- The CancerCare 2016 Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope will take place Sunday, April 17 at Greenwich Point.

The fourth annual event raises money for CancerCare’s free, professional services, available to anyone facing a cancer diagnosis. CancerCare provides its programs and service to 180,000 people annually. Services include counseling and support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance.

All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts for free. Last year, $13 million in financial assistance was distributed to help with treatment-related costs, such as transportation, home care, child care and co-payment assistance.

This year, CancerCare plans to offer more than 200 support groups in person, via the phone and online for patients, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved. This year’s Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp, a free weekend retreat for families coping with the loss of a loved one to cancer included 31 families.

CancerCare is planning nearly 100 educational workshops led by experts in oncology providing up-to-date information in one-hour educational cancer workshops via telephone or online. Last year, more than 60,000 people participated in the workshops. More than 350,000 easy-to-read booklets and fact sheets that provide reliable information on a wide-range of topics are distributed each year. Its newest publications include “Supporting a Child With Cancer” and “Tips for Managing Hair Loss.”

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