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The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 5K Set for Sept. 24

By Christian Meagher on 8/15/2022

The Annual 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby, will celebrate its 14th year on Sat., Sept. 24.

This non-competitive, family-friendly event begins with day-of registration at 7:30 a.m., and the walk/run kicking off at 9 a.m.

Registration is $35 and includes a t-shirt. The registration fees will increase by $5 after Sept. 11. Pre-registration is encouraged at griffinhealth.org/5k.

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 at the event, logos on the event promotional materials and T-shirts, recognition from the stage, and the opportunity to have a table to distribute products at the event.

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 250 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 $595,000 to help support local cancer survivors in its 13-year history.

Participants can walk or run individually, form a team with their family, friends and co-workers, and collect pledges and payments.  Awards will be presented to the top fundraising team and the top fundraising individual at the event.

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.

Individuals and teams can register online at griffinhealth.org/5k. For more information, contact Laura Howell at lhowell@griffinhealth.org. or 203-732-1263.

Sponsor the Griffin 5K

The 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Center for Cancer Care has sponsorship opportunities available, which include signage at the event, company logo on back of participant T-shirts, and opportunities to distribute promotional products at the event.

For more information about sponsorships, contact Laura Howell at lhowell@griffinhealth.org.

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