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September 22, 2018

‘Run For Dennis’ Raises $12,000 For Bladder Cancer Research


More than  $12,000 was raised by the 550+ participants in the second annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk, held 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.

Dennis Pacheco

Dennis Pacheco

“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, the oncology unit at Oswego Hospital, and the Urological Oncology Center at 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.

“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, , Cestaro Chiropractic, Chirello Advertising, Eagle Beverage, Entergy, 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, Ontario Orchards, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Price chopper, Port City Café and Bakery, Riverview Wellness, Road ID, RRR Music, 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, The Beacon Hotel, Associated Dental Arts of Oswego, Burke’s Home Center, Canale’s, The Country Cabin, The Fulton Companies, Harbor Eye Associates, iHeartOswego, Steve King, Murdock’s Sports, The Press Box, river’s end book store,  and Wiltse Construction.”

The 2014 Run For Dennis is tentatively scheduled for March 15.

For further information, contact Newson at [email protected]

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