Sunday, May 30, 2010

On Dancer, On Prancer, On Supporting Bennett Cancer

On Sunday, June 6th, scrape your butt off the couch in support of the Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital. This will be the 15th year of the Hope in Motion charity 5K. There are opportunities to run it, walk it, bike it - they just want you to support it. You can register by visiting the registration page.

It's one of the largest events of its kind in Fairfield County, and 4500 people are expected to join in this year. Organizers are aiming high with a one million dollar fundraising goal. Their mission is to raise money, but also to provide comfort and support to those who have struggled with cancer.

All of the proceeds support the services available at the Bennett Cancer Center for no charge to patients, including:
- An Integrative Medicine Program.
- Transportation to and from treatment.
- Financial grants to offset expenses.
- Tai chi and yoga classes.
- A Nurse Navigation Program.
- An Exercise and Nutrition Program.

And hey, a little exercise never hurt anybody!

(photo from jronaldlee,

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