CancerCare's 'Walk/Run for Hope' set for Jennings Beach

CancerCare will hold its 9th annual Walk/Run for Hope Sunday at Jennings Beach.

CancerCare will hold its 9th annual Walk/Run for Hope Sunday at Jennings Beach.

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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

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