Greenwich will be in pink on April 30th as hundreds of Breast Cancer Alliance’s supporters—from toddlers to grandparents—walk and run to honor and remember those whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. Dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives to the disease and honoring the courage of breast cancer survivors, the event brings together families, friends and neighbors from Connecticut, New York and beyond.    

This year, the Breast Cancer Alliance is honored to present the inaugural HOPE Award to Omnicom Group in recognition of their steadfast commitment and generosity as Platinum lead sponsor of the 5K Run/Walk for Hope.

BCA Executive Director Yonni Wattenmaker will present the award to Mr. Dennis Hewitt, Treasurer, Omnicom Group, a leading marketing and global communications company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom Capital, Inc., with offices in Greenwich, CT, London and Dublin.

Breast Cancer Alliance is one of the largest private, non-corporate breast-cancer organizations in the U.S. Since its founding in 1996, BCA has awarded approximately $22 million in grants, supporting its mission to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. To promote these goals, the organization invests in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the uninsured and underserved. 

WHEN:    Sunday, April 30th, 2017

                   7:30am: Check-In and walk-In registration

8:00am: Welcome and Presentation of the HOPE Award to Dennis Hewitt for Omnicon

                   8:30am: 5K Run begins

                   8:45am: 1-mile walk begins        

                   9:00am:  Prizes and complimentary breakfast, courtesy of Z Hospitality Group and PepsiCo and some fun for the little ones

WHERE:  Beginning and ending at Richards, 359 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT

WHAT:  A 5K run loop and a 1-mile walk loop (your choice or do both!)

WHO: Co-Chairs: Lisa Fleming of New Rochelle; Mary Jeffery of Greenwich; Courtney Olsen of Darien; Susan Weis of Greenwich    

ONE-MILE PARTICIPATION FEE:  $20 for adults, $10 for students 8-18, children under 7 are free (dogs are welcome!)

5K PARTICIPATION FEE: $40 FOR ADULTS (includes event T shirt), $30 for student runner 8-18


Platinum: Omnicom

Gold: Greenwich Hospital, Northern Trust

Silver: Lucy and Nat Day, The Mifflin Family, North Castle Partners, Northeast Medical Group, Perfect Provenance, Yale New Haven

Bronze: Brown Advisory, Morgan Stanley, The Shade Store, White Plains Hospital

Crystal: Gells, Greatest Blaze, Open Door Family Medical Centers, Sotheby’s, Western Connecticut Health Network, Women’s Sports Medicine Center at ONS

In-Kind: Fleet Feet, Juice Press, PepsiCo, Richards, Rise Coffee, Z Hospitality Group

Media Sponsor: Fairfield County LOOK


For media contact: Biddle & Bellidora Communications – – 914-763-3710