Crozer-Keystone runs for cancer cures

Crozer-Keystone at Brinton Lake is continuing its goal of running to cure cancer. The Crozer Cancer Project team held its third annual Care 2 Cure on Saturday, Oct. 24. More than a dozen runners and a handful of walkers — doing a one-mile walk — took part.

The walkers

The walkers

Dr. Raymond Vivacqua, the head of Crozer Brinton Lake’s Cancer Center, said this year’s 5K run and a Designer Bag Bingo, scheduled for Nov. 7, are expected to bring in about $20,000. The proceeds, he said, are earmarked for the development of pathology services and gene analysis.

Event coordinator and cancer survivor Wanda McCue said the project team raised $25,000 last year. She credited sponsors Reliance Bank, Herr’s and Wawa with helping the event.

McCue was one of the founders of the project team. She said last year that she vowed to give back if she were cured of her cancer. She was cured and starting the team was how she paid back.

The Care 2 Cure run and walk coincided this year with the Brinton Lake facility’s 10th anniversary, which featured a cake cutting and entertainment by students from the Cathy Collins School of Dance.

About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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