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Friday, July 18, 2014

Walk/Run to benefit Center for Cancer Care in Derby

More than 500 runners and walkers took part in the Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run last year, raising over $60,000 for the Center’s patient support programs. This year’s Walk/Run is set for Oct. 18. / Contributed photo

 

DERBY - Griffin Hospital invites individuals and families to join the more than 500 walkers and runners expected to support local cancer patients at the 6th Annual Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run beginning at 9 a.m. Oct.18

Starting in the cancer center’s parking lot at 350 Seymour Avenue in Derby, this fun, non-competitive event will feature entertainment and post-event refreshments for all participants and their family members. 
Area cancer survivors are also invited to celebrate the event at a free survivors’ reception that offers food and free massages.
Proceeds from this fun, non-competitive event are earmarked for patient support programs at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital. 
Participants can walk or run individually, or may form a team with their family, friends and co-workers. Participants may also collect pledges or purchase a commemorative sign to honor or memorialize a loved one. These signs will be displayed on the day of the event.
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., with the walk/run scheduled to start at 9 a.m. 
Pre-registration is required, and the first 500 registered participants will receive long sleeved T-shirts. 

The 5K registration fee will increase from $25 to $30 after Oct. 4.
Individuals and teams can register online at http://griffin5k.kintera.org. For more information, call 203-732-7431 or e-mail 5kwalkrun@griffinhealth.org.


This is a press release from Griffin Hospital.

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