April 12 Race, Walk Benefits Lung Cancer Research at Wilmot

Event Honors Chili Woman, Others Fighting Lung Cancer

March 31, 2008

Meaghan Latone is among the many non-smokers who are diagnosed with lung cancer.

Runners and walkers will help raise awareness for lung cancer among non-smokers during Meaghan’s 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, April 12, at Holy Trinity Church in Webster. The funds will be used to expand lung cancer research at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

The event is being held to honor people who are facing lung cancer, like Meaghan Latone of Chili. She never smoked and was surprised to be diagnosed with the disease, which is the most common cancer. Lung cancer affects about a quarter-million people each year in the United States and sadly, more than half of them will die from it.

Registration for the race/walk will begin at 7 a.m., at the church, located at 1469 Ridge Road in Webster, and the race starts at 9 a.m. The race is sanctioned by USA Track and Field. Prizes will be awarded in multiple age levels.

The cost is $15 in advance, before April 6, or $20. The cost is $10 for students. Registration and sponsorship information is available at www.meaghans5K.com.

The Wilmot Cancer Center is the leaders for cancer care and research in Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region. The more than 400 doctors, nurses, scientists and staff members will soon celebrate the opening of a new building to meet the growing demand for cancer care in the area. The new facility will bring new technology and research programs to people seeking cutting-edge care.

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