June 12 Race, Walk Benefits Lung Cancer Research at Wilmot

Jun. 8, 2010

Runners and walkers can help raise awareness for lung cancer among non-smokers during Meaghan’s Run on Saturday, June 12, at Lakeshore Community Church in Greece. 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 in memory of Meaghan Latone of Chili who died two years from lung cancer even though she never smoked cigarettes. 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 3651 Latta Road, 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 $25; $15 for students. Registration and sponsorship information is available at

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.