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Donations over $75,000 for Cancer Support Center annual walk

  Walkers, some dressed as super heroes in keeping 
  with the theme of the event, prepare to begin the 
  Walk of Hope on Oct. 1.
(Chronicle file photo)

​Walkers and supporters raised more than $75,000 in the Cancer Support Center’s Walk of Hope on Oct. 1.

Organizers expect the total to go higher as donations continue to come in to the center at 2028 Elm Road in Homewood. 
The walk included one- and three-mile routes and featured interactive activities such as a bubble machine, limbo area and therapy dogs. Many supporters work costumes in keeping with the theme “Be a Super Hero.”

“The Walk of Hope is an incredible example of what the Cancer Support Center strives to do — provide a place of hope, help and healing to those affected by cancer,” said Kelsey Hogan, special events coordinator. “With such a fun and upbeat atmosphere, the Walk of Hope truly felt like a celebration of survivorship and we want to thank our supporters for their generosity that helped make this walk such a success.”

The funds raised from the Fall Walk of Hope will help to continue funding programs and services for all cancer patients and their family at no cost. The center is a community-based, volunteer-driven, donor-supported organization. Programs, resources and services are delivered at no cost by professional therapists, counselors, nutritional educators and experts. 
For more information contact center staff at 708-798-9171.

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