Camillo to lead cancer walk on Sunday

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Although he’s often hard at work in Hartford, you can find state Rep. Fred Camillo (R-151st) at Greenwich Point this weekend as he co-chairs this year’s CancerCare Walk/Run for Hope.

Walkers and runners of all levels and ages are invited to participate in the annual walk/run this Sunday, May 5, rain or shine. The event brings together friends and families to walk or run in memory of those they have lost to cancer, honor survivors and support those who are currently facing the disease.

Laura Augustyn will serve beside Mr. Camillo as the other co-chair. Both parties have found CancerCare support services to be invaluable.

“I recently became aware of the services after my diagnosis and witnessed in my travels just how vital the services that CancerCare provides can be,” Mr. Camillo said. “While I have not used the service, I know many have and many more will.”

Mr. Camillo has recently fought his own battle with cancer and the three-term state representative and Greenwich native was just able to report a clean bill of health from his doctor.

The 5K course is USATF-certified and runs through Tod’s Point. The event is part of the Betteridge Greenwich Cup, and is presented by the Hospital for Special Surgery and hosted by Threads and Treads. Lindsay Czarniak from ESPN will be the emcee.

Registration fees for the event are $40 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. All participants will receive a commemorative Walk/Run for Hope T-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top male and female participants in both the overall race and age-based categories.

Both individuals and teams can participate by registering at Cancercare.org/walkgreenwich.

The Walk/Run for Hope raises funds to support CancerCare’s professional support services in Connecticut. These services are offered free-of-charge to anyone affected by cancer, and include professional counseling, support groups, education, workshops and financial assistance.

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