CancerCare® Lung Cancer Walk for Hope
WOODBURY, N.Y. (October 18, 2016) – On Sunday, November 6, hundreds of Long Island residents will gather to walk in memory of loved ones lost to lung cancer, honor survivors and support those who are currently facing a lung cancer diagnosis.
CancerCare’s 14th Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope will take place rain or shine at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury, N.Y. on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Walkers of all ages are welcome to participate. Registration and check-in begin at 8:00 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. Both individuals and teams can register in advance at www.cancercare.org/lungcancerwalk.
“This walk means everything to us,” says Stella Katsaros of Nassau County, N.Y., whose team, “Strides for Steve,” will be joining the event for the fifth year in a row. Stella and her family walk in memory of Steve Katsaros, her husband of 25 years, who passed away from lung cancer in 2013.
“When I’m there, I think about how many people have just been diagnosed with lung cancer and are scared,” says Katsaros. “I get to see people who are going through what I have gone through and it makes me sad, but also grateful that the money we’re walking to raise will continue to help families like us.”
Funds raised at the event will support CancerCare’s free, professional services provided to anyone affected by lung cancer. Awards are given to top individual and team fundraisers. Entry fees are a $40 minimum donation per adult (23 and older), $20 minimum donation per student (13-22) and $10 per child (12 and younger).
“The Lung Cancer Walk for Hope allows people impacted by lung cancer to unite and pay tribute to survivors, caregivers and those who are struggling with the disease and its lasting implications,” said Win Boerckel, LSW-R, director of social services and lung cancer program coordinator for CancerCare's Long Island Office in Syosset, N.Y. “We are grateful to our committee and our many volunteers for their support over the years.”
CancerCare thanks the following event sponsors and community partners: Ices for Andrea, Geico, Harborside Press, UBS, Genentech, Gerry & Jack Gentile, Morgan Stanley, Teva Oncology, Winthrop University Hospital, Anton Media Group, Pennysaver, 106.1 BLI, WBAB 102.3, Apple & Eve, Hint, Holiday Inn, Panera Bread, Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation, Starbucks, Suburban Eats, Town Bagel and John Venditto, Supervisor, Town of Oyster Bay.
Those who can’t make the Lung Cancer Walk for Hope can still provide help and hope to individuals and families by making a donation at www.cancercare.org/lungcancerwalk. For more information, call (888) 814-WALK (9255) or contact Meaghan Foley, CancerCare’s manager of special events, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-712-8369.
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).