Griffin Hospital Vice President for Ambulatory Care Services Marge Deegan, center, accepts a $5,000 sponsorship check from Ansonia Rod & Gun Club President Warren Connors. Also celebrating the donation were, from left, radiation therapist and co-chair of the 5K Walk/Run Laura Howell, Ansonia Rod & Gun Club Treasurer Horace Behrle, and Chief Radiation Therapist and co-chair of the 5K Walk/Run Lori Murphy. / Contributed photo
DERBY -The Ansonia Rod & Gun Club continued its support of the annual Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 5K Walk/run with a recent donation of $5,000.The donation was spearheaded by Ansonia Rod & Gun Club Treasurer Horace Behrle, who also serves as a Volunteer Ambassador at the Center for Cancer Care.
Scheduled for Oct. 6, this will be the fourth year for the Center For Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run, which brings together cancer patients, their family members, and friends, to run or walk throughout Derby and Ansonia in honor, memory, or celebration of a loved one and their cancer journey.
The event has grown from approximately 250 participants in its inaugural year in 2009 to more than 500 participants last October.
For information on how to sponsor or participate in the 4th Annual Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run, call 203-732-1284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.