February 8, 2016

It’s not too early to break in your running shoes–the Families Walk & Run for Hope is just three months away. Join hundreds of others for a five mile walk and run for breast cancer and support the Fortunato Breast Health Center at Mather Hospital.

The event features family friendly activities, including the popular "Pink Your Pooch" dog costume contest which will award prizes to “Best Dressed Owner & Pet” and “Prettiest in Pink.” Photos will be posted on Mather Hospital’s Facebook page for a community vote.

The course for the run and walk travels through Port Jefferson and the Village of Belle Terre. The run kicks off at 8 am, followed by the walk at 9 am. On-site registration opens at 7 am. Register online in advance and call 631-476-2723 for more information. Sign up by March 1 to receive a grocery tote.

Hundreds of breast cancer survivors and their supporters participate in the Families Walk & Run for Hope each year. Sign up as an individual or form a team with family, friends, co-workers or schoolmates. Support a walker or a team or make a general donation.