Breast Cancer 5k Run & Walk For Mom Planned

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CRANFORD — CancerCare will hold its 13th annual Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk for Mom on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Nomahegan Park in Cranford. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the run/walk will begin at 9 a.m.

Walk Participants are required to make a minimum pledge of $25 (adults 18+) or $15 (teens 13-17). Runners are required to pay $25 now through Sept. 16 and $30 Sept. 17 through race day. All will receive a t-shirt. The 5K Race will be timed and awards will be given to the top three runners of various age groups.


This event will take place rain or shine and participants are invited to enjoy entertainment, activities for children and refreshments. For more information or to register, visit or contact Kathy Trethaway at 1-201-301-6813 or

Tim Dursee began organizing the Walk for Mom in 1999 in memory of his mother, Charlotte Dursee, who lost her battle to breast cancer. In the past twelve years, Run/Walk for Mom has grown to include over three hundred participants and has raised over $85,000 for CancerCare.

CancerCare offers free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: patients, survivors, caregivers, children and families, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare‚Äôs staff of professional oncology social workers provides individual and group counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help–all completely free of charge.

Founded in 1944, CancerCare helped more than 110,000 individuals and their families in all 50 states last year and awarded $4.2 million in financial assistance. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673).

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