GREENWICH, Conn. — CancerCare held its fourth annual Walk/Run For Hope on Sunday morning at Greenwich Point Park in Old Greenwich.
The event — which featured a 5K walk or run, a half-mile kids race, and other activities for children — brings together friends, families and teams 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, while raising critical funds to help anyone affected by cancer.
"We are incredibly grateful to the Greenwich community for coming out and supporting us here today," CancerCare Senior Director of Community Engagement Sandy Tripodi told Daily Voice. "The support we receive from the community ensures that we will be able to continue to provide free supportive services, counseling, support groups, educational programs and financial assistance to people who are affected by a diagnosis of cancer.
"We always have an amazing crowds here," she added. "They're here to support our mission and to have a good time. We encourage families, kids to come out. The kids have a great time with crafts and face painting, activities, and people love the 5K."
Ian Stowe, 25, of New Rochelle, N.Y., was the first male finisher, crossing the line at 17:40, and Meghan Lynch, 12, of Old Greenwich, was the first female finisher, coming in at 20:43.
Just over 300 people attended Sunday's event, with about 40 participating in the kids race.
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Founded in 1944, CancerCare, a nationwide organization based in New York City, is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Its services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance.
CancerCare programs and services help 180,000 people each year. In the past year, CancerCare provided nearly $13 million in financial assistance.
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