NORWALK, Connecticut, May 6, 2019 — Join Norwalk Hospital on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut for the 16th annual Whittingham Cancer Center Walk & Run. Register to participate or make a donation online at nhwalkrun.org.
Norwalk Hospital’s C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center patients, families, caregivers, care teams, and supporters are all superheroes. This year’s superhero-themed event includes a health fair, “super” kids’ activities, live music, and refreshments. Plus, there will be a superhero costume contest with awards for best team, youth, and adult costumes. See below for full event details.
Most people know someone whose life has been changed forever by cancer. Every year, over 850 people are newly diagnosed and treated with cancer at Norwalk Hospital’s Whittingham Cancer Center. Last year alone, the compassionate Norwalk Hospital cancer care team, which now includes Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center experts, provided care during more than 56,000 patient visits.
Proceeds from the Whittingham Cancer Center Walk & Run will help Norwalk Hospital continue to provide Fairfield County residents access to the most advanced technologies, therapies, and care teams to treat cancer — all while staying close to home.
For example, last year, the Norwalk Hospital Whittingham Cancer Center established the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Clinic — the first of its kind in Connecticut and one of only three in the country. The cancer center also introduced hypofractionated radiation therapy (hypofractionation). This cutting-edge therapy safely and effectively delivers radiation in fewer treatments than conventional radiation therapy.
Cancer programs and services for Fairfield County residents also include dedicated patient navigators; integrative medicine; genetic counseling and testing; individual, group, and family counseling and support groups; patient education; and, spiritual care.
To learn more about the programs and services provided at the Norwalk Hospital Whittingham Cancer Center, visit MSKatNorwalk.org.
Whittingham Cancer Center Walk & Run Event Details
- Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 (rain or shine)
- Location: Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk Connecticut (Free parking until 2:00 PM; No dogs)
Schedule of Events
- 7:30 AM — Run Registration
- 8:30 AM — 5K Run
- 9:00 AM — Walk Registration
- 9:30 AM — Awards, Program, Superhero Costume Contest
- 10:30 AM — 3K Walk
Walk, run, create a team, join a team, or make a donation in honor of a loved one. All donations made in support of the Whittingham Cancer Center Walk & Run are tax-deductible.
The registration fee for adults age 19 and older is $15.00, ages 14 to 18 is $10.00. Children ages 13 and under are free.
Register to participate or make a donation online at nhwalkrun.org.
For more information about the event, contact Jaimie DeSisto, Manager, Special Events, Norwalk Hospital Foundation at 203-852-2022 or Jaimie.DeSisto@wchn.org.
Amy Forni, Manager, Public Relations
About Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk Hospital is a premier, patient-centered healthcare organization. Established in 1893 by our devoted community, Norwalk Hospital was built for the people they continue to serve in western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The 325-bed hospital is a place where patients always come first, and where our talented, compassionate staff takes pride in keeping people well. For 126 years, Norwalk Hospital has grown to not only meet but exceed the healthcare needs of the community. Norwalk Hospital recently earned America’s Best Hospitals, America’s Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care, Gastrointestinal Care Excellence, and Stroke Care Excellence recognitions for demonstrating superior clinical outcomes. Norwalk Hospital is part of Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN). WCHN and Health Quest have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health (pronounced NEW-vance). To learn more about Nuvance Health, visit our website.