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Wilton resident Dr. Mark Melendez was the flower sponsor for the 20th Annual “Live Well” Mother’s Day Race at Milford Hospital.

Melendez is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with offices in Greenwich, Fairfield and Shelton.

In addition to purchasing 300 colorful long-stemmed carnations for the May 8 event, Melendez served as a volunteer by handing a flower to each of the women who crossed the finish line.

“It was an honor to be this year’s flower sponsor, and to take part in this special race,” Melendez said. “It was also quite gratifying to meet so many dedicated individuals who ran and walked through this scenic 5K course.”

According to a press release, 100% of the proceeds from the race will be used to support Milford Hospital’s health and wellness programs, cancer prevention screenings, and educational programs.

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