The Annual 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital will celebrate its 12th year with a virtual event that starts on Sat., Sept. 26.
Participants in the virtual walk are encouraged to register for the event, invite family and friends to sign up, and collect donations. Registrants can pick up an official event t-shirt at The Center for Cancer Care between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2, and then wear the shirt on a 5K walk or run while following social distancing recommendations. Participants will be able to submit photos of their walk or run to be published on the 5K Facebook page.
Registration is $35. All proceeds are dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized cancer care and to help ease the financial burden of Griffin’s cancer patients face as they undergo treatment.
Sponsorship opportunities include signage on the event website and logos on the event T-shirts,
The 5K draws walkers and runners from all over the Lower Naugatuck Valley, including participants from Derby, Ansonia, Shelton, Seymour, Oxford, Naugatuck, and all over the state. The 5k Walk/Run was started by the caregivers of the Cancer Center as a way to raise funds to purchase wigs for patients. The first Walk/Run exceeded expectations drawing over 200 participants and raising more than $25,000, providing opportunity for additional financial support for patients as they undergo cancer treatment. The 5K has drawn thousands of participants over the years and raised more than $500,000 to help support local cancer survivors in its 11-year history.
Participants can also purchase a commemorative sign for $100 to honor or memorialize a loved one that will be displayed at the Center for Cancer Care through Oct. 3.
Individuals and teams can register online at griffinhealth.org/5k. For more information, contact Laura Howell at email@example.com.