HARTFORD — State Representative Fred Camillo (R-151) has been chosen to serve as this year’s Co-chair of CancerCare’s Walk/Run for hope. Walkers and runners of all levels and ages are invited to participate in the annual Walk/Run for Hope on Sunday, May 5th at Greenwich Point. This event brings together friends and families to walk or run in memory of those they have lost to cancer, honor survivors and support those who are currently facing the disease.
Laura Augustyn will serve beside Rep. Camillo as the other Co-chair. They have both found CancerCare support services to be invaluable. “I recently became aware of the services after my diagnosis and witnessed in my travels just how vital the services that CancerCare provides can be. While I have not used the service, I know many have and many more will, said Rep. Camillo.
The 5K course is USATF-certified and runs through Tod’s Point. The event is part of the Betteridge Greenwich Cup, and is presented by the Hospital for Special Surgery and hosted by Threads and Treads. Lindsay Czarniak from ESPN will be the emcee.
Registration fees for the event are $35 for adults ($40 after April 29) and $10 for children 12 and under. All participants will receive a commemorative Walk/Run for Hope t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top male and female participants in both the overall race and age-based categories.
Both individuals and teams can participate by registering at www.cancercare.org/walkgreenwich.
The Walk/Run for Hope raises funds to support CancerCare’s professional support services in Connecticut. These services are offered free-of-charge to anyone affected by cancer, and include professional counseling, support groups, education, workshops and financial assistance.
The event will take place rain or shine – so people should come on out, have some fun and help make a difference!