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Fairfield's CancerCare Walk/Run Steps Off Oct. 4

CancerCare will host its ninth annual Walk/Run for Hope at Jennings Beach on Oct. 4.
CancerCare will host its ninth annual Walk/Run for Hope at Jennings Beach on Oct. 4. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- CancerCare is set to host its ninth annual Walk/Run for Hope at Jennings Beach, 880 S. Benson Road, on Sunday, Oct. 4.

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.

Walkers and runners of all levels and ages are welcome to participate. Registration and check in begin at 7:45 a.m. 

Fairfield Selectman Sheila Marmion will officially start the 5K at 9 a.m. 

A children’s half mile Fun Run will follow at 10:15 a.m. 

The 5K course is USATF-sanctioned. 

“This event helps support people in so many ways, from financial assistance for cancer victims to grief counseling for families,” said James Hunt, of Norwalk, co-chair of the event along with his wife, Erin. 

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 a $40 minimum donation per adult (13 and older); $20 minimum donation per child (12 and younger); or $10 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. 

Individuals and teams can register in advance at

For more information, call 888-814-WALK (9255) or contact Corey Cenatiempo, CancerCare’s regional special events manager, at

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