NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – This weekend, former patients, friends, and family members who have received care from Norwalk Hospital are giving back. The 13th Annual Whittingham Cancer Center Walk and Run is taking place at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk this Saturday.
John Van Zanten, a Walk and Run Committee member, has been actively involved after his wife was diagnosed with cervical cancer. “For 4 years we were with Whittingham doing treatments,” said Zanten “We had a very good experience and made some great friends.” He says larger cancer treatment centers don’t seem to have the same “home-y” feel.
The event was originally created by former patients who wanted to express their gratitude in 2004 and has since raised nearly 3 million dollars.
Norwalk Hospital is a non-profit teaching hospital founded in 1892. Offers wide range of medical services including the Jeffrey Bauer NICU, Bauer Emergency Care Center which opened in 2015, soon to be completed is new Whittingham Cancer Center – expanded, attractive space, individual infusion bays that look out over LI Sound, Radiation Oncology with state of the art technology.
To sign up to walk/run or learn more, head to www.nhwalkrun.org