Teams forming for annual Bridge Walk

By on March 5, 2009

LivingWell Cancer Resource Center’s annual Bridge Walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, at Fabyan Park on the Island.

The 5K walk along the Fox River is to help raise funds and awareness for LivingWell Cancer Resource Center. Proceeds from the walk will be used to support the more than 30 free programs and services LivingWell offers to cancer patients, cancer survivors and their loved ones.

There will also be a special 10-Step Celebration Walk for anyone with a cancer diagnosis to symbolize that cancer does not define who they are. Anyone unable to walk in the 5K because of the effects of cancer are welcome to join in the Celebration Walk. This special event allows all those who wish to take part in this special day to do so at their own comfort level.

If you are interested in participating on a team, starting your own team, or for more information, call Sue Mielke at (630) 262-1111, or smielke@livingwellcrc.org. All community members are welcome to participate.

Last year, the Bridge Walk had nearly 1,100 walkers, raising more than $180,000. Each participant had a story to share about how cancer affected their life and their loved ones. People walked in honor or in memory of their mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children, as well as friends, neighbors and coworkers. LivingWell participants and cancer survivors participating in the Bridge Walk ranged in age from 6 months to 82 years young.