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CancerCare Greenwich Walk/Run For Hope Raises Funds, Awareness

The third annual CancerCare Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope celebrated survivors and supported those facing cancer, as well as remembering those who died.
The third annual CancerCare Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope celebrated survivors and supported those facing cancer, as well as remembering those who died. Photo Credit: File

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Over 250 dedicated members of the CancerCare family joined together Sunday, May 3, at Greenwich Point for the Third Annual Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope to celebrate survivors, support those who are facing cancer and remember those who have died of cancer.

The men’s 5K winner was Christopher Brennan, of Mamaroneck, N.Y., with a time of 18:04.55. The women’s 5K winner was Dawn Marinaccio, of Greenwich, with a time of 20:20.86.

Longtime Greenwich resident Evangela Breitbart was the event’s highest individual fundraiser and, once again, the Lymphomaniacs of Stamford won the award for highest total for a team.

Kicking off the event, Greenwich native Wendy Yarish spoke about her own experience as a breast cancer survivor, and why she was moved to become an advocate for CancerCare.

“CancerCare’s services are so, incredibly important because they help absolutely anyone affected by cancer,” said Yarish. “There aren’t too many organizations out there that offer such a wide range of support services for such a wide range of people. They are not only there to support people with cancer, but also their family members and friends.”

CancerCare credits the teams, walkers, runners and volunteers who supported CancerCare’s free, professional services for anyone affected by cancer.

Sponsors and community partners included Fleet Feet Sports Stamford, Teva, Becker Salon, Genentech, Greenwich Hospital, North American Power, TMK Sports & Entertainment, J.J. Cassone Bakery of New York, Kings Food Markets, Next Step Living, Poland Spring, Pure, Teamsters Union Local No. 456 and Upper Crust Bagel Company. Media sponsors were News 12 Connecticut, WGCH 1490 AM, Serendipity Magazine and Jen Danzi.

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