Saturday, Sept 12⎯What an amazing morning! A couple hundred people turned out to support the Wilton-based Circle of Care, an organization that helps families with children fighting cancer. Their 5K Run-Walk-Fun Run was a complete success, according to Circle of Care president and founder Liz Salguero.
“My heart is FULL — the Circle of Care for families with cancer 5K today was so great thanks to an incredible race committee, led by John Schiaroli, Lisa Schneider, Carole Kelleher, my chief partner in care Dawn Ladenheim, Jeffrey Salguero, Jeff Kimball and Wilton High School team leaders Grace Kelleher and Tori Baggio. But most of all thanks to all of those who ran. September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month and today they showed all the children in treatment just how much they care,” she wrote in a Facebook post.
With more than 200 registered participants, the 5K took runners from Merwin Meadows to Wilton High School and the edges of Allen’s Meadow and back.
Of note, third place winner Cameron Berg, a Wilton High School sophomore, posted this note on the Circle of Care Facebook page, Impressively indicating he wanted to donate his winnings back to the charity:
Dear Mrs. Salguero,
First, I’d like to thank you and Circle of Care for running such a great 5K! Today, I won third place and was awarded 50 dollars; it’s safe to say that Circle of Care needs the money more than I do. Your organization has made such a difference around town and is unique and impactful not only in its actions, but also in its philosophy.
GOOD Morning Wilton was thrilled to be a sponsor of this fun, spirited event for an important cause.