Over 250 dedicated members of the CancerCare family joined together on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Greenwich Point for the Third Annual Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope to celebrate survivors, support those who are facing cancer and remember those who have passed away. Congratulations to the men’s 5K winner Christopher Brennan of Mamaroneck, N.Y. with a time of 18:04.55, and women’s 5K winner Dawn Marinaccio of Greenwich, Conn., with a time of 20:20.86. Longtime Greenwich resident Evangela Breitbart was the event’s highest individual fundraiser and once again, the Lymphomaniacs of Stamford, Conn. won the award for highest total for a team.
Kicking off the event, Greenwich native Wendy Yarish spoke about her own experience as a breast cancer survivor, and why she was moved to become an advocate for CancerCare. “CancerCare’s services are so, incredibly important because they help absolutely anyone affected by cancer,” she shared. “There aren’t too many organizations out there that offer such a wide range of support services for such a wide range of people. They are not only there to support people with cancer, but also their family members and friends.”
CancerCare is grateful to all the teams, walkers, runners and volunteers who made the event such a special day in support of CancerCare’s free, professional services for anyone affected by cancer. Sponsors and community partners included Fleet Feet Sports Stamford, Teva, Becker Salon, Genentech, Greenwich Hospital, North American Power, TMK Sports & Entertainment, J.J. Cassone Bakery of New York, Kings Food Markets, Next Step Living, Poland Spring, Pure, Teamsters Union Local No. 456 and Upper Crust Bagel Company. Media sponsors were News 12 Connecticut, WGCH 1490 AM, Serendipity Magazine and Jen Danzi.
Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts. Headquartered in New York, NY, CancerCare maintains three additional locations in Norwalk, CT, Ridgewood, NJ and Syosset, NY.
To learn more, visit www.cancercare.org or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).