Walk to Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day to be held June 3

June 2, 2012
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EATONTOWN – The Cancer Support Community will commemorate on National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 3, with a wellness walk. The event will be held at Thompson Park in Lincroft with 1- and 3-mile options available. Those who don’t want to walk may participate by cheering the walkers. The celebration is for cancer survivors and for anyone that supports or has supported a survivor.

“You will find our celebration event filled with joy, camaraderie, hope, compassion, and love as we honor cancer survivors for their strength and courage,“ said Ilene Winters, founder and executive director. “We will also recognize the many family members, friends, and healthcare providers who are affected by cancer.”

Michele McBride, morning host of WBJB 90.5, is the honorary chair of the event. She will kick-off the walk at 9 a.m., rain or shine, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. Refreshments, entertainment, T-shirts, awards, and a post-walk celebration complete with cake to honor all survivors will be available.

Registration is required. And may be completed at www.cscjerseyshore.org. Awards will be given for largest team, highest fund-raising team, highest fund-raiser and best-dressed team.

The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to help people affected by cancer enhance their health and well being through participation in professional programs of emotional support, education and hope. With more than 100 free programs offered each month participants are able to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope – regardless of the stage of their disease.

The goal is to have at least 500 walkers that raise a minimum of $25,000 for our inaugural walk. All proceeds will benefit the Cancer Support Community – The Diney Goldsmith Center serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties with two locations: 613 Hope Road Eatontown, and 591 Lakehurst Road, Toms River.

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Sponsored, in part, by Lexus, Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc. (GES), Ninette Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Jersey Mike’s Subs, The Atlantic Club, L’OREAL, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals, Meridian Healthcare System, Two River Community Bank and Drum Point Family and Implant Dentistry.

Corporate sponsorships, Adopt a Mile, and Adopt a Rest Stop opportunities are still available. For more information, please call the Cancer Support Community at 732-578-9200.

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