Homewood Portillo’s set to open Sept. 15

On Sunday, Oct. 4, the annual Cancer Support Center Walk of Hope is expected to bring 1,000 participants into Homewood for the 21st annual fundraiser. The goal is to raise $115,000.

Supporters can walk the Homewood course as an individual or a team participant. 

Walkers can go a mile, three miles or five miles. The course starts at Irwin Park, Highland Avenue and Ridge Road.


Registrations begin at 9 a.m. The Survivor Celebration and award program will begin at 10 a.m. and the walk officially steps off at 10:30 a.m.

Register now through Sept. 25 at the $30 rate for walkers 15 and older. The fee increases to $35 for registrations between Sept. 26 and Oct. 4.  The registration fee is $15 for children ages 5 to 14 years old. 

“The Cancer Support Center has strived to provide strength, guidance, and support to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis, as well as to their loved ones,” said Karen Horn, director of development. 

Horn said the Cancer Support Center helps all participants at no cost as a community-based, volunteer-driven, donor-supported organization. 

“From identity issues to emotional and physical scars, life post-treatment can be full of confusion and distress. Our programs, resources and services are always delivered by professional therapists, counselors, nutritionists, and experts in a warm, welcoming and nurturing setting,” Horn added.

For information on the center, or to learn how you can register for the walk, contact the staff at 708-799-9171.

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