By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The seventh annual All Cancer Walk, sponsored by Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH), will raise awareness of the fight against cancer and help to raise funds that will be used to assist residents living in Chase County or receiving care at CCCH and clinic who are fighting cancer.
The event will begin Oct. 6 with registration at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Imperial at 8:30 a.m.
At 9 a.m. Jen Harris of Imperial will speak regarding her mother’s battle with gall bladder cancer, the focus of this year’s walk.
Following that, the 5K walk will wind through Imperial.
A light lunch and a silent auction will follow the walk. Auction items include a signed Husker football and volleyball, gift baskets, a dinner for six and night for two at Balcony House Bed & Breakfast, and more.
The Chase County Schools (CCS) art class will provide face painting, Crazy Quilt Guild will sell tickets for a cancer quilt and door prizes will be presented.
The CCS FCCLA will provide child care from 8:30-11:45 a.m.
Pre-registration for the walk is encouraged. Registration forms and pledge forms can be obtained by going to www.chasecountyhospital.com, or at the hospital and clinics.
The cost is $15 before the day of the walk and $20 on Oct. 6. Families and teams receive a discount.
A t-shirt is included in the registration cost.
Prizes will be given for the largest team and for the most money raised through sponsors.
Organizers hope to have at least 100 walkers. For those who can’t walk, golf carts will be available.
For more information contact Francisca Morales at (308) 882-7306 or Vicki Buffington at (308) 882-2224.
The public is invited to a potato bar at CCCH Sept. 20 at 12 noon. Sponsored by Information Technology and Health Information Management, the $6 meal will raise money for the All Cancer Walk.
Persons wearing the cancer walk t-shirts will receive a $1 discount.
The potatoes were donated by Frenchman Valley Produce.