On behalf of all the children with cancer and families we serve, I am writing to offer our most sincere thanks to the Westport community for supporting our recent Care to Run 5K.

This was, quite simply, an extraordinary event that exceeded our expectations and brought over 200 people together to support children with cancer. Maybe most special, we had several families that we support there to support us.

From Anna Getner, our honorary chair who started the race, to the last runner who crossed the line, who is a pediatric cancer survivor, the spirit and energy from this day will endure, thanks in large part to our title sponsor, Westport’s Winged Monkey, and to our other sponsors, including: Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Blue Buffalo, 341 Studios, Bankwell, B Chic, Barcelona, Bartaco, Center for Advanced Pediatrics, Chase, Chou Chou, Ellen Essman, CPA, Fllet Feet Sports, Garavel, Gault Energy, Good Morning Nail, Good Morning Wilton, Gregory and Adams, P.C., Moore Physical Therapy, Open House, Outdoor Sports, People’s Bank, Pepsi, Snappy Gator and Sweet Pierre’s.

Children with cancer need to know we’re here to support them during treatment, and at our 5K, so many volunteers from Westport and our entire community let them know very clearly that we are behind them. We are so honored to earn the support of so many in Westport, and humbled by the generosity of our sponsors and runners. Thank you for making a difference.

With gratitude from the Circle of Care community,

Susan Kobylinski

Circle of Care board member