Do you know about Women of Hope? It’s a group of individuals dedicated to funding programs and initiatives that help cancer patients and their families. Their big annual event, the Walk of Hope, is happening October 1. All of the funds raised from this event go to help cancer patients and families. (Find out more about Women of Hope here.)
Here’s where it gets interesting: The Walk of Hope is actually three lengths, so you get to choose the commitment you’re capable of, to the tune of 1 mile, 3 miles, or 15 miles. So you can walk a mile for a $10 registration fee or 3 miles for $30 and get a t-shirt. The 15-mile walkers are Women of Hope and have worked hard to raise $1,000 through garage sales, jewelry parties, asking friends to support them and more.
And by the way, you don’t have to be a woman to be a Woman of Hope. I’m looking at you, husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons of the world. Everyone has been impacted by cancer and this gives you a way to do something positive about it.
You also don’t have to walk to be part of the event. The Village of Hope Community Fair takes place during the Walk of Hope on October 1 from 10:00 to 4:00 You can bring the kids to the Kids’ Zone, learn how to Salsa dance, be entertained by one of the bands performing, shop and eat; and take advantage of free health screenings and get health information. The fair includes activities for everyone and even a VIP tent for the Women of Hope.
Oh, and you may be wondering why 15 miles. It’s a reflection of the number of people who will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States in 2011. That number is 1.5 million. At least.
They could use a little support.
Walk of Hope
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Coxhall Gardens, Carmel, Indiana