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More than 1,000 community members are expected to take part in The Cancer Support Center’s Walk of Hope this Sunday, May 17. The event is taking place at Commissioner’s Park, 22108 S. 80th Avenue in Frankfort.

For more than 20 years, The Center, with offices in Homewood and Mokena, has offered strength, guidance and support to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis, as well as to their loved ones.

Walker registration on Sunday is scheduled from 8 to 9 a.m., when a survivor celebration begins. At 9:30 a.m. all walkers will begin a one-mile or three-mile route.

Title sponsors for the Walk of Hope are Cancer Treatment Centers of America and The Horton Group.

Registration is $30 for walkers (15 years and older), $15 for children 5 years to 14 years old and no charge for children under 5. No pets are allowed.

To pre-register online, interested persons can visit: www.firstgiving.com/cancersupportcenter/springwalkofhope2015. Additional information is available at the Walk hotline, 708-365-1201.

The Walk of Hope raises funds and awareness to provide programs and resources at no charge for those living with a cancer diagnosis as well as to their loved ones, in the Chicago south suburbs. The pledge goal is $100 per walker.

The Center is a community-based, volunteer-driven, donor-supported organization. Programs, resources and services are delivered by professional therapists, counselors, nutritionists, and experts. Services are provided in a warm, welcoming and nurturing setting at no cost to participants.

In 2014, The Center provided more than 10,600 hours of programming to over 4,500 people. More than 300 women who were losing their hair due to chemotherapy received free wigs, scarves and hats.

 Offices are located at 2028 Elm Road in Homewood and 19657 S. LaGrange Road in Mokena. Programs are also facilitated at several hospitals and cancer centers in Southland communities. The Center is able to provide these resources to anyone regardless of financial ability because of the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations.

More information about The Cancer Support Center or the Walk of Hope is available at 708-798-9171.

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