CancerCare® Greenwich 5K Walk/Run for Hope Raises over $40,000 for Anyone Affected by Cancer
NORWALK, CT (MAY 6, 2014) – Dedicated CancerCare supporters laced up to raise more than $40,000 at the Second Annual Walk/Run for Hope at Greenwich Point in Greenwich, CT on May 4, 2014. All proceeds support CancerCare’s free, professional services provided to anyone affected by cancer.
The community-based 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.
Top-fundraiser and advocate Sophie Khanna, age 14 of Greenwich, raised $10,685 for the organization. "I was looking for a run to do and I saw CancerCare,” said Sophie. “My grandma suffered from cancer. Luckily she survived it and I just want to help people around who suffer from cancer.”
“Thank you to all of the dedicated walkers, runners and volunteers who made this year’s Walk/Run for Hope a huge success,” said CancerCare Connecticut Office Regional Director Sandra Tripodi, LCSW, ACSW. “As a native of Greenwich, it gives me great pleasure to be working with local supporters to raise awareness and funds for CancerCare’s free programs and financial assistance to anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer.”
Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free 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 professional oncology social workers. To learn more, visit www.cancercare.org or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).