St. Patrick’s Campbell-Dickinson 3rd annual 5k run/walk brought out the “green” in more ways than one. Participants and supporters came decked out in green shamrocks and clothing, but they also showed their generosity by donating a lot of “green” in support of the Cancer TEAR Fund at Trinity’s Tony Teramana Cancer Center.
Trinity Emergency Assistance Relief Fund or “TEAR” provides modest financial assistance for emergency needs of local cancer patients such as gas cards, transportation, utilities, equipment, medication, or reasonable requests necessary for cancer care and treatment. The race in March raised over $25,000 for the TEAR Fund, and has raised over $55,000 in the last 3 years. The Campbell-Dickinson race is the largest fundraiser for the cancer TEAR Fund and is instrumental in its success.
On April 11th, 2013 race coordinator George Komar presented the check for $25,364 to Susan Miller, Oncology Patient Advocate at Tony Teramana Cancer Center and founder of the TEAR fund. The generosity of over 1,000 participants and supporters provided an overwhelming “green” response to assist their friends, relatives, neighbors, and local cancer patients through their very difficult cancer journeys.
PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT:
John Hyland MD. Lynne Barbe, TTCC Director, Susan Miller, TTCC Patient Navigator, George Komar, Race organizer, Jenny Dickinson, Patricia Campbell, David Campbell, Matt Lewis, Director St. Baldrick's; Cindy Taylor, and Ross Galabrese.