“A Walk to Remember,” a cancer awareness and prevention fundraiser sponsored by the Western Connecticut State University Police Benevolent Association, will take place Sunday. The fundraiser is open to the public. The 1.5-mile walk will begin and end at the Alumni Circle on the midtown campus.
There is a $15 entrance fee, $10 for students, with the proceeds being donated to Regional Hospice and Palliative Care of Danbury.
The event on Sunday is from 10am to 3pm.
Eleanor Chance, a WCSU building and grounds patrol officer, raised the idea for the event after the chief of the WCSU Police Department, Neil McLaughlin, passed away in April 2015; Ernest Leclercq, also a building and grounds officer, passed away in September 2015; and Shirley Hatch, a secretary in the Police Department, passed away in August 2016. Chance says she got the idea for the fundraiser because Shirley would enjoy walking the Midtown perimeter during her lunch breaks.