Strides for Hope- Running to Support People Touched by Cancer
On January 13, twenty-one Strides for Hope members will be traveling to the Bahamas to participate in The Marathon Bahamas Race Weekend. Strides for Hope is a charity marathon training team, for which participants raise money for the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Abor (CSC). In exchange, participants receive a training program to help them prepare to participate in a half-marathon. Members of the Strides for Hope team participate in honor or memory of someone they know who has been touched by cancer or participate to celebrate their survivorship. The CSC’s Strides for Hope Charity Marathon Training team has been around for eleven years and although the members of the team change year to year the camaraderie of like-minded people, who want to help raise funds to support individuals and families affected by cancer stays the same.
The Cancer Support Community is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education and hope to people impacted by cancer. Through participation in professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, cooking classes, exercise programs, and stress management classes, people impacted by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of their disease.
This year’s Strides for Hope team has gained local attention and a local radio host will be asking his listener to support one of the Strides for Hope Team Members. For more information about the Strides for Hope charity marathon event or make a donation to the cause, please visit http://www.cancersupportannarbor.org/fundraising/strides-for-hope/.
About the Cancer Support Community
Cancer Support Community (CSC) of Greater Ann Arbor is part of an international non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. All programs are completely free of charge and offered in a comfortable, home-like environment. The Cancer Support Community offers professionally led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress-reduction classes that empower and educate people touched by cancer. CSC is the only organization in Washtenaw Country devoted solely to providing this support, education and hope to cancer patients, their friends, family and children. The center is located at 2010 Hogback Road, Suite 3, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. For more information: www.cancersupportannarbor.org.
About Marathon Bahamas
Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend is in its eighth annual running of the marathon, half marathon, relay and its seventh running and partnership with the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® 5K, January 14-15, 2017. Held on the idyllic island of the capital of The Bahamas, Nassau, which is immersed in history, natural charm, beauty, white-sand beaches, aquamarine waters and hospitable and welcoming residents, Marathon Bahamas has become the pre-eminent endurance event of the country. The event features runners from 35 countries and 35 states and is supported by a large volunteer contingent from every walk of Bahamian life. Beneficiaries for the events are The Cancer Society of The Bahamas, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group and the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama.