Virtual Run/Walk for Cancer Support
Community is Stronger Than Cancer at Gilda’s Club
August 27, 2020
Hearing the words “You have cancer” can be devastating. Many people feel isolated and alone after that diagnosis and don’t know where to turn, particularly during a pandemic. Luckily, in mid-March, Gilda’s Club moved all of their free cancer support groups, healthy living activities, and cancer-related counseling to a virtual platform.
From October 1-11, Gilda’s Virtual Run/Walk will strive to raise $45,000 in support of Gilda’s Club. The 5K fun run or 2-mile walk can be completed in any location and time; the more the merrier! The event culminates in a virtual celebration on October 11.
Gilda’s Club member Samantha recently told us, “At Gilda’s Club I was with my second family, my second home. I was always welcomed, never felt awkward with telling my story because they all underwood what it’s like. So when people say ‘I can’t even imagine, it must be so hard’ I would say you’re right it’s hard, and until you have gone through it yourself, you won’t ever possibly know. But my Gilda’s group did. They got me, they understand me, they are me.”
Visit https://www.gildasrunwalk.com/ today to join us in October and help ensure that no one in our community has to face cancer alone.
This event is co-presented by Exact Sciences, Levy Family Giving Fund, Orosz Properties, and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.