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Annual All Cancer Walk this Saturday in Wauneta PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Friday, 20 September 2013 17:25

The annual Chase County Community Hospital Cancer Walk will be held this Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Legion Hall in Wauneta.

The theme for the 2013 event is childhood cancer. September is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

As of Friday, 127 individuals and six teams had pre-registered for the walk.

There is a competition among the teams to see which one can get the most people on a team.

“As of Sept. 13, it is a close race. The top three teams are within a couple of individuals of each other,” said Jennifer Harris, who is helping with registration.

Registration for the walk begins at 7:30 a.m. The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a blessing by Pastor Kevin McGraw of the Hamlet Union Church.

A silent auction featuring over 70 items will be conducted during the morning. Individuals can begin placing bids at 7:30 a.m. The public is encouraged to participate in this worthy event, which should wrap up by 12 noon.

Several area residents will also speak at the event. Vanessa Terryberry and Cassie Carman will visit with those attending about the challenges they have faced related to cancer.

Jeff Schuman of Imperial will also be on hand to provide music during the event.

Other activities during the morning will include a “Fun Photo Booth” face painting (provided by Chelsea Zuege and Wauneta Bronco Cheeleaders) and snacks for those attending.

Registration costs are as follows: Individual—$20, family groups of four or more or teams of six individuals or more may register for $15 per person

Funds raised by this annual event go to assist local residents in the prevention and fighting of cancer. Funds can be used to assist in paying for cancer-related tests such as mammograms, medical bills related to treatment of cancer or incidental expenses related to cancer treatment such as travel, lodging and meals.

An individual can apply for up to $250 per year. Over the past three years, Cancer Walk Funds have assisted nearly 70 individuals. The majority of these individuals live in Chase County.

For more information on the CCCH Cancer Walk, contact the following individuals: Vicki Buffington—882-2224, Francisca Morales—882-7306, Jen Harris—882-7327 or Randy Vlasin—882-7379.