|All Cancer Walk takes to streets this Saturday in Imperial|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 04 October 2012 16:45|
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The seventh annual All Cancer Walk, sponsored by Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH), will begin with an 8:30 a.m. MT registration Saturday at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 740 Broadway, in Imperial.
The 5K walk will begin at 9 a.m. MT and will wind around Imperial.
The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness of the fight against cancer and to raise funds earmarked to assist residents living in Chase County or receiving care at CCCH and clinic who are fighting cancer.
Funds will also be used to assist those in need with cancer prevention measures such as mammograms, PSA tests, etc.
Organizers hope to have 100 participants.
The registration fee is $15 before Saturday or $20 the day of the walk.
Registration forms are available at the hospital or clinics or online at www.chasecountyhospital.com.
Guest speaker during the event is Jen Harris of Imperial, whose mother, Janice Allen, died of gall bladder cancer.
A light lunch will be served following the walk. A silent auction will be held, where items such as a signed Husker football and Husker volleyball will be auctioned.
Door prizes will be awarded. Child care, provided by the Chase County School’s FCCLA chapter, will be available from 8:30-11:45 a.m. MT. Face painting will also be offered free by Chase County high school art students and teacher Chelsea Zuege.
Shirts for the walk are limited. The original deadline for registering to assure participants received a T-shirt in their size was Sept. 21.
Organizers still encourage people to register for Saturday’s event, but they may not receive a T-shirt due to the earlier registration deadline.