HAMILTON, NJ --  Hope is in Hamilton through the hard work of front line health care professionals and first responders. Hope is also found in Hamilton resident Harold Laudien who set out to run a total of 500 miles in May as his own way of supporting the Hope is in Hamilton community initiative. 

Hope is in Hamilton started as a grassroots campaign to bring awareness of cancer prevention, detection and treatment at The Cancer Center at RWJUH Hamilton to the community. However, when COVID-19 arrived, the team coordinating Hope is in Hamilton re-focused the mission to bring hope to the community during this challenging time through stories of kindness and caring right here in Hamilton.

To show respect and appreciation for Laudien's efforts, and recognize the hope and love shown by the community this month, the public is invited to celebrate the end of the run. The event also will mark the end of the inaugural year of the Hope is in Hamilton campaign. 

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Beginning at 6:00 am on Sunday, May 31, Laudien will complete his 500-mile run pledge. He will start the day's 31-mile run in Freehold Township travel through Allentown and Robbinsville Township before heading into Hamilton.  

Laudien, a former member of the RWJUH Hamilton Young Professionals Group, will complete his run at The Cancer Center at RWJUH Hamilton, 2575 Klockner Road at approximately 11:00 am.  

The public is invited to cheer Laudien throughout his route or visit the Cancer Center upon his arrival to congratulate him with air high-fives and congratulations. Anyone cheering him around town or meet at the finish line is asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times.


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