Coast to Coast: A Run for Survivorship Arrives in Connecticut

Runner Christian McEvoy, who left San Francisco five months and nearly 3,500 miles ago to raise awareness and funds for cancer survivors at the Yale Cancer Center (YCC), is due to arrive in New Haven December 12.

Beginning with a ceremonial 1.5 mile run through New Haven at noon, YCC will host Christian and his team for a day of celebration to honor his commitment to cancer survivors throughout the country and to thank him for his continued encouragement.

“Christian’s and his team’s perseverance and dedication have inspired all of us at Yale Cancer Center,” said YCC Director Richard Edelson, M.D. “We are honored that he has chosen to support the Connecticut Challenge Survivorship Clinic and look forward to welcoming him home to Connecticut during the last segment of his run.”

The YCC’s Connecticut Challenge Survivorship Clinic provides care and consultation to people who have been diagnosed and treated for cancer and focuses on the long-term effects of cancer, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

McEvoy is a Fairfield University graduate and a teacher at Fairfield College Preparatory School. He began his inspiring run on July 1 and has completed 3,136 of the 3,500 mile trek from the beach in San Francisco to the shores of Narragansett, R.I.  He will finish the run with a marathon scheduled on Dec. 16 in Newport.

For more information on the events at YCC December 12, please contact Kathleen Derringer at (203) 436-8531 or  To learn more about “Coast to Coast: A Run for Survivorship,” please visit

The Connecticut Challenge Survivorship Clinic multidisciplinary team consists of a physician, a specialized advanced practice nurse, social workers, a nutritionist, and other medical specialists who focus on the special problems of patients and their families both during and after cancer treatment.  For more information visit or call (203) 785-CARE.

YCC is one of a select network of 39 comprehensive cancer centers in the country designated by the National Cancer Institute and the only one in Southern New England. Bringing together the resources of Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Yale University School of Medicine, its mission encompasses patient care, research, cancer prevention and control, community outreach and education.

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