TEMECULA – Hundreds of people will gather at Vail Headquarters Sunday, Sept. 24, in the Kohl’s shopping center to participate in the inaugural 5K Walk of Hope benefiting Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center. The family- and dog-friendly event is expected to raise money to help local individuals fighting cancer in the community.
Beginning 8:30 a.m., the event will feature an inspiring theme of hope as community members gather together to support those fighting the fight against breast cancer every day. The 5K Walk of Hope embodies every day heroes such as survivors, thrivers, participants, family and care providers. Everyday heroes provide the passion, guidance and support in the fight against breast cancer and all cancers through treatment, support and empowerment. Throughout the walk, inspiring stories of hope will line the route to recognize those in our community battling the disease.
The competitive spirit is welcome by all participants. Competition categories include best team t-shirts, best dressed dog, best decorated stroller and highest fundraising team. The Walk of Hope will recognize competition winners with special recognition at the event and awards.
Registration cost is $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 4-12, children 3 and under are free and all breast cancer survivors are $15. All participants will receive a free Walk of Hope T-shirt and participation medal as they cross the finish line. To register for the Walk of Hope, visit www.michellesplace.org.
The Walk of Hope has gathered many participating event sponsors, including Abbott, Breastlink, Labrum Wealth Management, Temecula Valley Toyota, Leslie A. Doherty & Company, Kathie Taylor and Bill and Marilyn Watson. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call (951) 699-5455 or email [email protected].
Michelle’s Place is a full-service breast cancer resource center providing free programs and services to individuals and families impacted by breast cancer. Participation in the Walk of Hope benefits these free services, including temporary financial assistance, support groups, wigs, bras, prosthesis, yoga, reiki, breast health services and so much more. To learn more about Michelle’s Place, visit www.michellesplace.org or call (951) 699-5455 to arrange a visit.