On Sept. 23, members of the community will walk, run and support one another as they raise funds and awareness for the Oral Cancer Foundation.
The David Nasto Memorial Walk/Run, now in its tenth year, is a 4.1-mile course through a beautiful slice of Sussex County at Perona Farms, in Andover. Start the morning with a Zumba warm up and take advantage of the free oral cancer screenings, photobooth, live music, free breakfast and barbecue lunch, raffles, speakers, prizes and more.
According to the Sparta Independent, the fundraiser has raised approximately $300,000 for the Oral Cancer Foundation’s awareness initiatives and life-saving research.
David Nesto was a Sussex County resident who died from oral cancer 11 years ago. It is also a day for family and friends to remember David and celebrate his life.
Some sobering statistics by the Oral Cancer Foundation: Almost 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal cancer this year and will cause over 9,750 deaths (killing roughly one person per hour, 24 hours per day). Of those 49,750 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in five years. Learn more here.
Click here to register. Online registration closes at 12 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22. After this date, please register in person the morning of the event with cash/check/money order made payable to The Oral Cancer Foundation.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 23
Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Race/walk starts at 10 a.m.
Cost: $25 for runners/walkers; Free for oral cancer survivors and kids 5 and under; $15 for students; $10 for kids 6-10;
350 Andover Sparta Road