Strides for Hope Team to join in Chicago Rock ‘n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon

Recruitment underway for walkers and runners


The Wellness Community –Delaware (TWC-D) is recruiting members for their Strides for Hope team. The team will participate in Chicago’s Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon on August 3, 2009. The Strides for Hope raises money for TWC-D and is used to offer free cancer support programs in Sussex County. Strides for Hope team members who reach their personal goal of raising $2,000. will receive round trip airfare, three nights at the Fairmont Hotel, team training under Paul Schweizer of Pro Physical, and event shirts as well as fund raising assistance. Participants will enjoy a flat, fast course, live music, the ultimate tour of Chicago and a Rockin’ Good Time!!

Runners and walkers of all experience levels are eligible to join the team.

Many Strides for Hope team members walk or run in honor or in memory of a loved one who has been touched by cancer. Some team members walk or run to celebrate their own cancer survivorship. The money raised by downstate team members
is fully tax deductible and goes toward providing free support and education programs for people battling cancer in Sussex County. Please call Marcia Esposito, Special Events Coordinator, for more information at 302-645-9150 or e-mail

The Wellness Community-Delaware is part of a national nonprofit organization that provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body classes, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of disease. At The Wellness Community-Delaware, all programs are free of charge. More information about The Wellness Community is available on their website at @link href=’’target=”_blank”>