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‘Run For Dennis’ Raises $15,000 For Bladder Cancer Research

OSWEGO – More than $15,000 was raised by more than 400 participants in the fourth annual Run for Dennis 5k Run/Walk, held on March 14, 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, and Jane Pacheco, co-director and Pacheco’s wife.

Runners are pictured during the 2014 race.

Runners are pictured during the 2014 race.

“This year’s event was our best yet, and is such a wonderful way to remember and celebrate my father’s life.  We hope that by raising awareness of bladder cancer, we can decrease the number of families affected by this terrible cancer.” Newson said.

“We have raised more than $50,000 over the past four years – which has been donated to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, The Charles and Mary Haney Cancer Giving Fund, and Strong Memorial Hospital Urologic Oncology department, Rochester, specifically Dr. Edward Messing,” Newson said.”

These organizations conduct research for, as well as give support to Bladder Cancer, and Oncology patients, both in the local CNY area, as well as nationally.

“This event would not have been possible without the generous and heartfelt support we received from so many individuals and sponsoring organizations, as well as our many amazing volunteers,” Newson said. “We would like to thank all who supported us both financially and with donated services, especially our friends at Entergy, who has been a Presenting Sponsor for our Race, and an enormous support each year!  Also, Gibby’s Irish Pub and Oswego County Federal Credit Union!”

Special thanks to the following as well: Auyer Race Timing, Associated Dental Arts of Oswego, Azteca, Broadway.com, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Burke’s Home Center, C’s Farm Market, Cestaro Chiropractic, Chirello Advertising, CNY Hematology Oncology, Connections Education, Eagle Beverage, Entergy, Fitzgibbons Agency, Fleet Feet of Syracuse, Frito Lay, GU energy gel, Hibernians of Oswego,  Kinney Drug, Lara Bar, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, National Grid, O’ Brien and Gere, Ontario Orchards, Price Chopper, Riverview Wellness, Road ID, The Press Box, Trinity Catholic School, Wiltsie Construction, Oswego Lions club, Top Stitch, DJ Plus, RJ Caruso, The Beacon Hotel, Oswego Bagelry and Sandwich shop, Bosco and Geers, Harbor Eye Associates, Murdock’s sports, Port City Chiropractic, Warner Physical Therapy, and Wegman’s.

The 2016 Run For Dennis is tentatively scheduled for March 12.

For further information, contact Newson at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

 

 

‘Run For Dennis’ 5k To Benefit Bladder Cancer Research Set March 14

The fourth annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10 a.m., March 14 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 fourth annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for March 14 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco. The first three races raised more than $36,000 for bladder cancer research. Pictured are runners from the 2012 5k

The fourth annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for March 14 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco. The first three races raised more than $36,000 for bladder cancer research. Pictured are runners from the 2012 5k

“In the first three years of the race, we raised more than $36,000 for bladder cancer advocacy and research and as we enter our fourth year, we hope to add to that amount.” Newson said. “The need for funding is ever growing. In 2014 alone, there were 74,000 new cases of diagnosed bladder cancer, and it still remains the most expensive cancer to treat on a per patient basis. In addition, no new treatments have been developed in the last 20 years due to a lack of funding for research.

This run/walk will be chip timed and USA Track & Field certified.

Proceeds from the race will benefit The Charles and Mary Haney Fund at Oswego Hospital (which assists cancer patients with medical expenses), Strong Memorial Hospital Urologic Oncology, Rochester and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

Prizes will be awarded to winners in all age groups, including last place.

“Before learning he had cancer, Dennis was always quick to lend others a helping hand. We would like to honor his giving ways by helping to continue the fight against bladder cancer, the sixth most common type of cancer among men in the US,” Newson  said.

Throughout his three-year fight, Dennis was very proactive in researching bladder cancer trials and treatment. He was adamant that more could be done to help eradicate this disease, and even after his passing, Dennis made strides toward finding a cure for cancer by donating his body to science.

“Our only wish is to continue Dennis’ fight. On behalf of Dennis and my family, we’re asking folks to support this race to ensure that a cure can be found for bladder cancer, so that other families get to enjoy their loved ones for years to come. The wonderful response we had last year in runners and support was overwhelming and incredibly touching to my family and me,” Newson  said.

Dennis worked hard and played hard. He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed motorsports, hunting, construction, woodworking and playing harmonica. He appreciated all types of music, but especially enjoyed the blues and was known to do an impromptu Elvis impersonation on many occasions.

He enjoyed coaching soccer and baseball teams as his children grew.

When he wasn’t coaching his kids, he was their greatest fan. Dennis frequently said that he was blessed with a wonderful life, surrounded by many friends and a loving family, the center of his world. He was an extremely proud husband, father and grandfather.

Pacheco is survived by his wife, Jane (Kleinbach) Pacheco; and children, Jessica (Robert) Newson of Saratoga Springs, and Kristin (David) DeGroff of Royal Oak, Mich., Nathaniel Pacheco of Oswego; daughter-friend, Jennifer Cushman of Fredericksburg, Va.; and grandchildren, Cole and Allison Newson.

Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake Street, is $20 per person by Feb 16, $25 after that date and $30 on race day, Newson said.

If you cannot participate, you are still welcome to opt for the Virtual Run Option, allowing you to support Dennis’ cause from any location. The deadline for the Virtual Run is Feb 13.

Registration for both races is open at www.EZRaceReg.com

The website for the race iswww.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/runfordennis

“Donations can be made to ‘Run For Dennis’ and sent to Oswego County Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 310, Oswego, NY 13126,” Newson said. “Anyone who would like to sponsor or donate goods or services to the race can contact me at runfordennis11@gmail.com.”

Sponsors, to date, are: Entergy, Eagle Beverage, Harbor Eye Associates, Hematology Oncology Associates of CNY, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Chirello Advertising, Gibby’s Irish Pub, Greek Peak, Auyer Racetiming, Top Stitch, Fleet Feet Syracuse, DJ Plus, GU energy gel, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, Road ID, and O’ Brien and Gere.

Third Annual ‘Run For Dennis’ 5K Run/Walk Slated For March 15

The third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., March 15 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 first two years of the race raised more than $26,000 for bladder cancer advocacy and research,” Newson said. “And the need is even greater. There were 72,000 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed in 2013. Bladder cancer is the most expensive cancer to treat on a per patient basis, and no new treatments have been developed in the last 20 years due to lack of funding for research.

The third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., March 15 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 first two races raised more than $26,000 for bladder cancer research. Above, runners from the first year’s run tackle the 5k course. Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake St., is $20 per person by Feb. 21,  $25 after that date, and $30 on race day, Newson said. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. Newson can be contacted at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

The third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., March 15 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 first two races raised more than $26,000 for bladder cancer research. Above, runners from the first year’s run tackle the 5k course. Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake St., is $20 per person by Feb. 21, $25 after that date, and $30 on race day, Newson said. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. Newson can be contacted at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

“This run/walk will be chip timed and USA Track & Field (USATF) certified,” Proceeds from the race will benefit The Charles and Mary Haney Fund at Oswego Hospital (which assists cancer patients with medical expenses), Strong Memorial Hospital Urologic Oncology, Rochester, and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN). Prizes will be awarded to winners in all age groups—including last place!

“Before learning he had cancer, Dennis was always quick to lend others a helping hand. We would like to honor his giving ways by helping to continue the fight against bladder cancer, the fourth most common type of cancer among men in the US.

“Throughout his three year fight, Dennis was very proactive in researching bladder cancer trials and treatment. He was adamant that more could be done to help eradicate this disease. We’re continuing his fight. On behalf of Dennis and my family, we’re asking folks to support this race to ensure that a cure can be found for bladder cancer, so that other families get to enjoy their loved ones for years to come. The wonderful response we had last year in runners and support was overwhelming and incredibly touching to my family and me.

“Dennis worked hard and played hard. He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed motorsports, hunting, construction, woodworking and playing harmonica. He appreciated all types of music, but especially enjoyed the blues and was known to do an impromptu Elvis impersonation on many occasions.

“He enjoyed coaching soccer and baseball teams as his children grew. When he wasn’t coaching his kids, he was their greatest fan. Dennis frequently said that he was blessed with a wonderful life, surrounded by many friends and                                                                                          a loving family—the center of his world. He was an extremely proud husband, father and grandfather.”

Pacheco is survived by his wife, Jane (Kleinbach) Pacheco; and children, Jessica (Robert) Newson of Saratoga Springs, NY, and Kristin (David) DeGroff of

Royal Oak, MI, Nathaniel Pacheco of Oswego; daughter-friend, Jennifer Cushman of Fredericksburg, VA; and grandchildren, Cole and Allison Newson.

Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake St., is $20 per person by Feb 21,  $25 after that date, and $30 on race day, Newson said. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is

www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. “Donations can be made to ‘Run For Dennis’ and sent to Oswego County Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 310, Oswego, NY 13126. Anyone who would like to sponsor or donate goods or services to the race can contact me at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

Sponsors, to-date, are:  Auyer Race Timing, Oswego; Top Stitch; Fleet Feet Sports, Syracuse; Chobani; Chirello Advertising; and RoadID.

Second Annual ‘Run For Dennis’ 5K Run/Walk Slated For March 16

The second annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., March 16 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 second annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., March 16 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. Above, runners from last year tackle the 5k course. “Last year’s race raised more than $14,000 for bladder cancer advocacy and research,” Newson said. “And the need is even greater. There were 74,000 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed in 2012, up from 69,000 cases diagnosed in 2011. Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake St., is $20 per person by Feb 16,  $25 after that date, and $30 on race day, Newson said. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. Newson can be contacted at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

The second annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., March 16 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. Above, runners from last year tackle the 5k course. “Last year’s race raised more than $14,000 for bladder cancer advocacy and research,” Newson said. “And the need is even greater. There were 74,000 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed in 2012, up from 69,000 cases diagnosed in 2011. Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake St., is $20 per person by Feb 16, $25 after that date, and $30 on race day, Newson said. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. Newson can be contacted at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

“Last year’s race raised more than $14,000 for bladder cancer advocacy and research,” Newson said. “And the need is even greater. There were 74,000 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed in 2012, up from 69,000 cases diagnosed in 2011.

“This run/walk will be chip timed and USA Track & Field (USATF) certified,” All proceeds of the race will go to Strong Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, Rochester, and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN). Prizes will be awarded to winners in all age groups—including last place!

“Before learning he had cancer, Dennis was always quick to lend others a helping hand. We would like to honor his giving ways by helping to continue the fight against bladder cancer, the fourth most common type of cancer among men in the US.

“Throughout his three-year fight, Dennis was very proactive in researching bladder cancer trials and treatment. He was adamant that more could be done to help eradicate this disease. We’re continuing his fight. On behalf of Dennis and my family, we’re asking folks to support this race to ensure that a cure can be found for bladder cancer, so that other families get to enjoy their loved ones for years to come. The wonderful response we had last year in runners and support was overwhelming and incredibly touching to my family and me.

“Dennis worked hard and played hard. He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed motorsports, hunting, construction, woodworking and playing harmonica. He appreciated all types of music, but especially enjoyed the blues and was known to do an impromptu Elvis impersonation on many occasions.

“He enjoyed coaching soccer and baseball teams as his children grew. When he wasn’t coaching his kids, he was their greatest fan. Dennis frequently said that he was blessed with a wonderful life, surrounded by many friends and a loving family—the center of his world. He was an extremely proud husband, father and grandfather.”

Pacheco is survived by his wife, Jane (Kleinbach) Pacheco; and children, Jessica (Robert) Newson of Saratoga Springs, NY, and Kristin (David) DeGroff of                                                                                               Royal Oak, MI, Nathaniel Pacheco of Oswego; daughter-friend, Jennifer Cushman of Fredericksburg, VA; and grandchildren, Cole and Allison Newson.

Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake St., is $20 per person by Feb 16,  $25 after that date, and $30 on race day, Newson said. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is

www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. “Donations can be made to ‘Run For Dennis’ and sent to Oswego County Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 310, Oswego, NY 13126. Anyone who would like to sponsor or donate goods or services to the race can contact me at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

Sponsors, to-date, are:  Auyer Race Timing, Oswego; Uniforms, Etc., Fulton; and Fleet Feet Sports, Syracuse; Chobani; Chirello Advertising; and RoadID.

First Annual ‘Run For Dennis’ 5K Run/Walk Slated For March 17

The first annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., 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.

“This run/walk will be chip timed and USA Track & Field (USATF) certified,” Newson said. “All proceeds of the race will go to bladder cancer advocacy and research. This year’s recipients are Strong Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, Rochester, and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN). Prizes will be awarded to winners in all age groups—including last place!

The first annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., March 17 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (above), a victim of bladder cancer, it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter. “This run/walk will be chip timed and USA Track & Field (USATF) certified,” Newson said. “All proceeds of the race will go to bladder cancer advocacy and research. This year’s recipients are Strong Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, Rochester, and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN). Prizes will be awarded to winners in all age groups—including last place!” Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake St., is $20 per person by Feb 17, $25 after that date, and $30 on race day, Newson said. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. Newson can be contacted at jessicanewson@runfordennis.com.

“Before learning he had cancer, Dennis was always quick to lend others a helping-hand. We would like to honor his giving ways by helping to continue the fight against bladder cancer, the fourth most common type of cancer among men in the US. More than 69,000 cases were diagnosed in 2011 alone.

“Throughout his three year fight, Dennis was very proactive in researching bladder cancer trials and treatment. He was adamant that more could be done to help eradicate this disease. We’re continuing his fight. On behalf of Dennis and my family, we’re asking folks to support this race to ensure that a cure can be found for bladder cancer, so that other families get to enjoy their loved ones for years to come.

“Dennis worked hard and played hard. He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed motorsports, hunting, construction, woodworking and playing harmonica. He appreciated all types of music, but especially enjoyed the blues and was known to do an impromptu Elvis impersonation on many occasions.

“He enjoyed coaching soccer and baseball teams as his children grew. When he wasn’t coaching his kids, he was their greatest fan. Dennis frequently said that he was blessed with a wonderful life, surrounded by many friends and a loving family—the center of his world. He was an extremely proud husband, father and grandfather.”

Pacheco is survived by his wife, Jane (Kleinbach) Pacheco; and children, Jessica (Robert) Newson of Saratoga Springs, NY, and Kristin (David) DeGroff of Royal Oak, MI, Nathaniel Pacheco of Oswego; daughter-friend, Jennifer Cushman of Fredericksburg, VA; and grandchildren, Cole and Allison Newson.

Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake St., is $20 per person by Feb 17,  $25 after that date, and $30 on race day, Newson said. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. “Donations can be made to ‘Run For Dennis’ and sent to Oswego County Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 310, Oswego, NY 13126. Anyone who would like to sponsor or donate goods or services to the race can contact me at jessicanewson@runfordennis.com.”

Sponsors, to-date, are:  Auyer Race Timing, Oswego; Uniforms, Etc., Fulton; and Fleet Feet Sports, Syracuse.

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