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Cancer Survivors Day Walk Slated for June 1

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Cancer Survivors Day Walk Slated for June 1

Published on May 23, 2014 with No Comments

EATONTOWN – The Jersey Shore Cancer Support Community will hold its 3rd Annual National Cancer Survivors Day Walk at 9 a.m. June 1 – National Cancer Survivors Day – at Thompson Park in Lincroft.

The walk will not only celebrate cancer survivors, but will also benefit the effort to reopen the cancer wellness center that closed earlier this year due to lack of funding. Located just off of Garden State Parkway at Exit 105 on Hope Road, the center is expected to reopen by August.

Since 2007, the Jersey Shore Cancer Support Community has served more than 5,000 individual members of the community, which includes people with cancer and their loved ones.

In a typical year, over 300 people walk through the doors for the first time and the organization logs close to 8,000 total “visits” annually. Each month, the Cancer Support Community offers approximately 80 programs and services all designed to help ease the burden of the cancer experience for the patient and his/her loved ones; all programs are offered free of charge.

After seven years, the community has come to rely on the Cancer Support Community as a resource – not only the community at large, but the medical and oncology communities, as well.

Participants of the survivors day walk may bring a dog – on a leash – and walk 1, 3, or 4.4 miles of scenic Thompson Park. All walkers will receive a goodie bag and T-shirt and will be treated to several surprises during the day.

Registration fees are: $35 for adults ages 17 and older; $10 for children ages 12-17, and free for all kids under 12. Register is available by visiting https://www.firstgiving.com/cscjerseyshore/3rd-annual-cancer-survivors-day-walk or by mailing a check payable to the Cancer Support Community to: CSC, 613 Hope Road, Eatontown, NJ, 07724

For more information, please contact Ilene Winters at 908-400-3617 or ilene@cscjerseyshore.org

 

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