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Hope Walk helps raise funds for free cancer support

3/27/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Stewart’s Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center
FAIRLAWN — Stewart’s Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center’s Eighth Annual Hope Walk will take place May 10. Funds raised for this event allow Stewart’s Caring Place (SCP) to provide its services free of charge to those who have been affected by cancer in Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark and Wayne counties.

The Hope Walk is a 2.3-mile walk starting and ending at the Fairlawn-Kiwanis Community Center in Bicentennial Park, 3486 S. Smith Road. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the walk starting at 9:15 a.m. Interested walkers can register online at www.StewartsCaringPlace.org for $15 or on walk day for $20.

“I have yet to meet someone whose life has not been touched in some way by cancer,” said Elizabeth Banasiak, SCP Hope Walk Chair. “The Hope Walk is a fundraiser and celebration that rallies in support of the courageous people battling this disease. Cancer is a family disease, and the Hope Walk brings togetherness, support and love. It’s truly inspiring.

“All money raised from the Hope Walk helps Stewart’s Caring Place to continue offering free services to cancer patients and their families, before, during and after treatment,” she added. “The need for these services grows every day. This event helps us to make sure there is a place to turn.”

Dr. Terry Gordon is the honorary chair this year and will share his cancer journey. Sue Wilson and Tim Daugherty, from Rubber City Radio Group, will emcee the event. Music, face-painting and other family activities will be available. 

Premier sponsors for the event include A. Schulman Inc., Cleveland Indians, Mirman Construction and Primerica: Meinen and Associates.

For additional information, contact Banasiak at 330-836-1772 or Elizabeth@StewartsCaringPlace.org.

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