Join Chicago’s Events to Uplift Cancer Survivors

BY SANDRA GUY

We celebrate survivors now more than ever, even as COVID variants continue to invade our lives.

So let’s take some time to remember survivors of America’s second most common cause of death – cancer.

One way to show your support is to participate in a walk or a run starting the morning of June 5 (that’s a Sunday and it’s also National Cancer Survivor Day) in Grant Park. The events kick off — a warmup at 8:30 a.m., the run at 9:15 a.m., and the walk at 10 a.m. — that day at Arvey Field at the northeast corner of Columbus Drive and Roosevelt Road.

You should register online here by Noon June 3

The 29th Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration walk and 5K, sponsored by Northwestern Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, aim to connect people who have faced or are facing cancer and to celebrate their milestones with the families, friends, doctors, scientists and care providers who have supported them throughout their journey.

To help raise money for the cancer-fighting work at the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, see tips for best practices here.

The most fun and the greatest success occur when you set a realistic fundraising goal and involve your family and friends to join your team.

Separately, the American Cancer Society’s Walk & Roll Chicago event takes place June 11. See details at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/fourwindsskiandsocialclub

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