Gearing up for Walk of Hope

Women of Hope are gearing up for the 2012 Walk of Hope and Community Fair, and that means a lot of opportunity to get involved. If you’re new to Women of Hope, they’re a group of women (and men!) who want to do something positive about cancer and how it impacts themselves, their friends, family and the community.

In its inaugural year, the 2011 Walk of Hope and Community Fair raised more than $375,000 for the patients of St.Vincent Cancer Care.  Over 1,000 people attended the community fair and several participated in the 15 mile, 3 mile or 1 mile walks.

The 2012 event is scheduled for October 6.  In the meantime, here’s a look at the ways you can get involved right now. Visit StVincentWomenOfHope.org to find out more.

Train and get a free T-shirt
Our first training walk (2 miles) will be held on Saturday, April 14 at the Monon Trail stop on E. 96th Street by Five Seasons.  All registered participants, or any participants who register that day, will get a free t-shirt, and coffee and treats following the walk.  Gather at 8:30 a.m., and we’ll be done by 9:30!  RSVP your attendance and t-shirt size to Molly at  mgile002@stvincent.org

10% discount on shoes at Athletic Annex
Athletic Annex is offering a 10% discount to all Women of Hope participants on purchases of walking shoes.  Athletic Annex experts will fit you in a shoe perfect just for you!  Just mention that you are a Woman of Hope participants, or print this email and take it with you to the store.  1411 W. 86th Street, at 86th and Ditch close to Marsh.

Volunteers needed
We anticipate installing the new Women of Hope software next week and are looking for volunteers to call past participants to tell them about this exciting development and encourage them to register.  If you could come to the Foundation office, or would prefer to make calls from your home, let us know!  We will provide you with talking points.  Contact Georgi atglbruner@stvincent.org

Upcoming Women of Hope booth
Visit the Women of Hope booth at theCarmel Marathon Fitness Expo on April 20 at the Carmel Monon Center.  If you’d like to volunteer to staff the booth, contact Georgi atglbruner@stvincent.org

Bras for a Cause
One of our team is hosting an event to benefit Women of Hope at Brothers Bar and Grill for an evening of good drinks, good company and a great cause!  Local celebrities like Pat McAffee and Pat Angerer, and local organizations are supporting St.Vincent Cancer Care by decorating bras.  Bring loose change to vote for your favorite!  Prizes and gifts will be given away throughout the night!  Friday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m., 910 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220  For more information on how you can get involved, contact Molly  atmgile002@stvincent.org

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