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Members of the All Latin Alliance were ready for
Sunday’s Walk of Hope. This is the second year
the Prairie State College Latino club participated.
Tiffany Walker of Richton
Park, left, and Jessica Lyseng
of Homewood took time to
build bird houses at one of
the activity tables set up at
the Walk of Hope in Irwin Park.

It was another fabulous turnout for the Cancer Support Center’s Walk of Hope on Sunday, Oct. 4.

More than 800 walkers covered a 1-, 3- or 5-mile track starting from Homewood’s Irwin Park.  The cloudy skies and windy conditions couldn’t dampen their spirits.

Joining Sunday’s Walk of Hope
were Christian Patterson,
Penny Deering, Emily Deering,
Mariel Patterson and baby
Natalia Patterson.

The annual walk raises money to support the initiatives of the Cancer Support Center at 2028 Elm St. in Homewood and a second location in Mokena.  This year walkers had pledges totaling approximately $85,000, according to Karen Horn, director of development. Donations are still coming in, so Horn expects that total to grow.

The Cancer Support Center assists those dealing with cancer as well as their family members who care for them.  All services are free.  For additional information, contact the Cancer Support Center at 708-798-9171.

Photos by Marilyn Thomas/HF Chronicle.

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