Registration is open for the Oct. 15 walk to support the Cancer Support Center in Homewood.
“Come out and celebrate the center’s 30th anniversary as we walk for survivors, honor those we’ve lost, generate awareness and raise funds to support all who are impacted by cancer,” said Kathleen Daly, executive director of the Cancer Support Center.
Registration is $35 for adults and $15 for youth. Donations are also accepted to support the CSC’s work.
Those registering ahead of the walk will get a T-shirt available on Oct. 11, 12 and 13.
The CSC calls it a Pink-a-Boo walk using a Halloween theme. Participants can wear their Halloween costumes or be decked out in the color pink. Pink ribbons are used to show support for cancer patients and cancer research.
Walkers who don’t register ahead of time, can register the day of the walk. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Walkers will be selecting a distance of 1 mile or 3 miles on routes through Homewood. Participants can walk in teams or groups and can walk at their own pace. Each walker is asked to raise funds to support their efforts. The CSC set a $75,000 fundraising goal.
Registration is being accepted by staff at CSC at 708-798-9171 or at www.cancersupportcenter.org.
In 2022, the Cancer Support Center reported serving more than 2,000 individuals affected by cancer. It offered programs in more than 70 Chicago Southland communities and provided more than 10,000 hours of service to CSC participants.
The walk is CSC’s way to celebrate cancer survivors, support those living with cancer and their caregivers, and honor those who have died.