CancerCare’s ‘Walk/Run for Hope’ set for Jennings Beach
Published 5:15 pm, Tuesday, September 29, 2015
CancerCare will host its 9th annual Walk/Run for Hope on Sunday at Jennings Beach.
Registration and check-in for the 5K event begin at 7:45 a.m., and Selectman Sheila Marmion will start the race at 9 a.m. A children’s half-mile Fun Run will follow at 10:15 a.m. The 5K course is USATF-sanctioned.
Registration fees are a $40 minimum donation per adult (13 years old and over); $20 minimum donation per child (12 and under), or $10 for the Fun Run only. All participants will receive a commemorative Walk/Run for Hope tee-shirt.
Awards will be presented to the top male and female participants in both the overall race and age-based categories.
Walkers and runners of all levels and ages are welcome to participate, according to organizers. Both individuals and teams can register in advance at http://community.cancercare.org/walkct.
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 currently facing a cancer diagnosis,” according to CancerCare.The event will be held rain or shine and parking is free.
Those who can’t make the Walk/Run for Hope can purchase a star in honor or memory of a loved one or add a message of hope for others. The stars will be part of the Stars of Hope Constellation displayed at the event. A star with text is $35; one with an image and text is $50.
For more information, call 888-814-9255 or contact Corey Cenatiempo, CancerCare’s regional special events manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.