Monday, July 28, 2014

Griffin Hospital in Derby seeks sponsors for 5K Walk/Run

Runners start out at last year's 5K Walk/Run. / Contributed photo
DERBY - Area businesses and community groups are invited to support The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run set for Oct. 18.
This community-based event drew more than 500 participants last year and raised more than $140,000 in its four-year history. 
The course winds through the streets of Derby and Ansonia near the Center for Cancer Care at 350 Seymour Ave., and draws runners and walkers from throughout the Lower Naugatuck Valley, including participants from Derby, Ansonia, Shelton, Seymour, and Naugatuck, and other parts of the state. 
Proceeds from the event support area cancer survivors during their treatment by providing financial assistance for a variety needs, including housing, clothing and grocery bills, transportation, wigs, and complementary medical services (massage, acupuncture, etc.).
Sponsorship opportunities include signage at the event, logos on the event promotional materials and T-shirts, and opportunities to have a table to distribute products at the event or put items, coupons or promotional material in participant give-away bags.
For more information, contact Christian Meagher, 203-732-7431 or

For more information about the 5K Walk/Run, visit

This is a press release from Griffin Hospital.

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