Sep 27, 2015 1:12 PM
Seacoast Cancer Center celebrates 2nd annual 5K
DOVER - Hundreds turned out for the Seacoast Cancer Center's second annual 5K walk or run on Sunday.
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital began the 5K last year as a way to raise funds, awareness, and bring people together. Cancer survivors walked alongside friends and family members to help support the wellness services at the Seacoast Cancer Center.
"I think it's wonderful; I am glad I can finally do this," said breast cancer survivor Lauren Sullivan, who's been cancer-free for nine years. She and her husband both walked to support others in need.
The wellness services at the Seacoast Cancer Center include some complimentary treatments to aid in healing and relieving stress such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and support groups.
"Cancer is a turning point for many people. It's a very dramatic and traumatic diagnosis," said Susan Gallagher, the assistant vice president of cancer services, "People reflect, and want to live better, want to try and do as much as they can to take care of themselves.... These support and wellness services mean so much."
The 1,500 people, along with sponsoring organizations, helped to raise about $125,000 to help support many of these services.