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‘Run For Dennis’ Raises $14,000 For Bladder Cancer Research

Over  $14,000 was raised by the 620+ participants in the first Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk, held March 17 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer, it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter.

“The event was a tremendous success and a wonderful day to remember my Dad,” Newson said. “The funds we raised will be donated to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, Oswego Hospital, and Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. It’s another way we’re continuing my Dad’s fight to find a cure for Bladder cancer and give comfort to families who are dealing with it.

The first 'Run For Dennis' 5k run/walk raised more than $14,000 for Bladder Cancer Research. More than 600 runners/walkers participated in the event dedicated to the memory of Dennis Pacheco (above). The 2013 run is tentatively scheduled for Sat. March 16.

“This event would not have been possible without the generous and heartfelt support we received from so many individuals and sponsoring organizations.

“We would like to thank all who supported us both financially and with donated services: Auyer Race Timing, Associated Dental Arts of Oswego, Azteca, Burke’s Home Center, C’s Farms, Caruso Accounting, Catholic Daughters of Oswego, Cestaro Chiropractic, Chirello Advertising, Eagle Beverage, Entergy, Fajita Grill, Fitzgibbons Agency, Fleet Feet of Syracuse, Frito Lay, Gibby’s Pub, GU, Hibernians of Oswego, Integrative Healing Spa, Kinney Drug, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, National Honor Society Chapter of Oswego High School, Novelis, Ontario Orchards, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Price chopper, Port City Café and Bakery, Riverview Wellness, Road ID, RRR Music, Sugar-Scanlon Funeral Home, Taylor Graphics The Off Bridge Bagelry, The Press Box, The sunset Group-Oswego Triathlon, Trinity Catholic School, Uniforms, Etc., Warner Physical Therapy, Wegman’s, WSYR NewsChannel 9’s Bridge Street, Jim and Phyllis Allen, Tom and Nadine Burke, Chip and Karen Kio, Bob and Kristen Lenz, Dr. Joseph Marotta, and James and Darlene Tynan.”

The 2013 Run For Dennis is tentatively scheduled for Sat. March 16. . For further information, contact Newson at jessicanewson@runfordennis.com.

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