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Calling All Superheroes: Join Us At The Norwalk Hospital Whittingham Cancer Center Walk & Run

Be a superhero and support cancer programs and services for Fairfield County communities.
Be a superhero and support cancer programs and services for Fairfield County communities. Photo Credit: Western Connecticut Health Network

Most people know someone whose life has been changed forever by cancer. Every year, over 700 people are newly diagnosed with cancer at Norwalk Hospital’s C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center. Last year alone, the compassionate Norwalk Hospital cancer care team, which now includes Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center experts, provided care during more than 56,000 patient visits.

On Saturday, June, 1 2019, Norwalk Hospital will host its 16th Whittingham Cancer Center Walk & Run at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk to support the heroic patients, families, caregivers and care teams that fight cancer in our community.

This year’s superhero-themed event includes a health fair, “super” kids’ activities, live music and refreshments. Plus, there will be a superhero costume contest with awards for best team, youth and adult costumes.

Proceeds from the Whittingham Cancer Center Walk & Run will help Norwalk Hospital continue to provide Fairfield County residents access to the most advanced technologies, therapies and care teams to treat cancer — all while staying close to home.

Last year, the Norwalk Hospital Whittingham Cancer Center established the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Clinic — the first of its kind in Connecticut and one of only three in the country. The cancer center also introduced hypofractionated radiation therapy (hypofractionation), a cutting-edge therapy that safely and effectively delivers radiation in fewer treatments than conventional radiation therapy. To learn more about the programs and services provided at the Norwalk Hospital Whittingham Cancer Center, visit MSKatNorwalk.org.

Register to participate or make a donation online at nhwalkrun.org. See below for full event details.

Whittingham Cancer Center Walk & Run Event Details

• Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 (rain or shine)

• Location: Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk Connecticut (Free parking until 2:00 PM; No dogs)

Schedule of Events

• 7:30 AM — Run Registration

• 8:30 AM — 5K Run

• 9:00 AM — Walk Registration

• 9:30 AM — Awards, Program, Superhero Costume Contest

• 10:30 AM — 3K Walk

Event Registration

Walk, run, create a team, join a team or make a donation in honor of a loved one. All donations made in support of the Whittingham Cancer Center Walk & Run are tax-deductible.

The registration fee for adults age 19 and older is $15, ages 14 to 18 is $10. Children ages 13 and under are free.

Register to participate or make a donation online at nhwalkrun.org.

Daily Voice produced this article as part of a paid Content Partnership with our advertiser, Western Connecticut Health Network

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