GREENWICH, Conn. – CancerCare is set to host its fourth annual Walk/Run for Hope at Greenwich Point Park in Old Greenwich on Sunday starting with registration at 7:45 a.m.
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.
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 here .
“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, 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, $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.
“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.”
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.
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