The 2012 Walk of Hope raised more than $373,000 for programs and services for cancer patients and their families. More than 60 teams, including seven schools, participated in last year’s Walk of Hope, which is renamed in 2013 as the St.Vincent Cancer Walk.
“One of the greatest features of the Walk is that 100 percent of the money raised goes directly to programs and services that support our patients in their cancer journey,” said Fuad Hammoudeh, St.Vincent Cancer Care executive director.
In recent years, Walk dollars have funded St.Vincent Cancer Care’s art mosaic creation, personalized patient journals, and accordion binders for patients to organize their treatment papers.
“Patients and their loved ones are experiencing a direct benefit from those who are out walking and raising money to meet their needs physically, emotionally and spiritually,” Hammoudeh said.
The 2013 St.Vincent Cancer Walk will take place September 21 at Lion’s Park in Zionville. For more details and to register, please click here for the St.Vincent Cancer Walk website. Also follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/StVCancerWalk and Twitter at twitter.com/StVCancerWalk.