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'Race for the Place' returns in-person for 2022 fundraiser

The annual 5K, 1-mile race helps support The Gathering Place.

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — The first Sunday of June marks National Cancer Survivors Day, and in Northeast Ohio, and one local organization is recognizing those whose lives have been touched by the disease. 

On Sunday, Beachwood Place was host The Gathering Place's annual 5K, 1- mile walk fundraiser, "Race for the Place." The annual event unites the Greater Cleveland community to recognize and celebrate cancer survivors.

3News' own Danielle Wiggins and Laura Caso attended the event on Sunday. Wiggins, who publicly shared her breast cancer diagnosis back in March, shared her story how her life and family has been impacted since her diagnosis.

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As the Gathering Place's largest fundraiser, participation in "Race for the Place" in critical in helping to ensure the organization can continue to fulfill its mission of helping the individuals and families affected by cancer for FREE. 

The Gathering Place has been serving Northeast Ohio for more than two decades. Since its founding in 2000, the organization has helped more than 50,000 individuals and their families.

The Gathering Place offers a variety of services including:

  • Individual and group support services
  • Nutrition and Exercise Programs 
  • Art and Music Programs
  • Medical Librarian and Resource Center 
  • Wig Salon
  • Healing Arts- Massage, Reflexology & Reiki 

The organization operates from two locations, one on the east side of town in Beachwood and the other on the west side of town in Westlake, in addition to a Wellness Center. For information on the Gathering Place and its services, click here

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*Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report. 

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