The annual Walk of Hope supporting the Cancer Support Center is being moved from a traditional fall event to a summer walk on Sunday, June 27.
Walkers can choose either a 9:30 or 11 a.m. start for the 1- or 3-mile walk from the Cancer Support Center offices at 2028 Elm Road. A route will take walkers through Homewood. The center asks that all attendees leave dogs at home for the safety of all walkers. CDC guidelines will be observed.
The Walk of Hope event also includes a virtual walk, giving supporters the opportunity to support the center while walking their own course with friends, family and colleagues during the week of June 20. Walkers are asked to share pictures of their walk for posting on the Cancer Support Center website.
There is a $35 registration fee for adults and $15 for youth walkers. Children five and under can walk for free. T-shirts will be provided to children ages 6 and up.
The center is also hosting a walk in the Will County area on June 20 at Frankfort Commissioners Park.
This year’s walk is introducing the Garden of Hope. The new addition allows supporters to purchase pinwheels in honor or remembrance of a loved one that has been diagnosed with cancer.
The fundraisers will help the Cancer Support Center to continue to offer free of charge guidance, love and support to any individual with a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones. Services include counseling, nutrition, fitness and wellness programs, education and support groups, and body image support, including wigs. During the pandemic, most services are being provided virtually.