Chase County Cancer Walk extends pre-registration
Pre-registration for the Chase County Cancer Walk has been extended from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3.
The annual event, which is organized by community volunteers and Chase County Community Hospital, will be held in Wauneta on Sept. 21. The American Legion Hall in Wauneta will serve as headquarters for the walk. General registration will being around 7:30 a.m. with the walk beginning around 8:45 a.m.
Pre-registrations will be accepted through Tuesday, Sept. 3. Cost is $15 per person. Family groups of four or more can register as a family for $10 per person. Teams of six individuals may register as a team for $10 per person.
Cancer Walk T-shirts will be provided for all those who pre-register.
After Sept. 3, general registration will go to $20 per person and $15 per family or team member.
Registration forms can be picked up at the Chase County Clinics in Imperial and Wauneta. Forms can also be downloaded from the Chase County Community Hospital Website www.chasecountyhospital.com.
Individuals, families and teams may also register the day of the event. However, Cancer Walk T-shirts cannot be guaranteed for individuals who do not submit pre-registrations.
A silent auction will also be held in conjunction with the walk. Funds raised from this event assist local residents in the prevention and fighting of cancer. Individuals can apply for up to $250 annually to assist with expenses related to cancer treatment.
Over the past three years, nearly 70 people, most from Chase County, have received assistance from this fund.
Something new is being added to this year’s event. This year’s focus is on childhood cancer. A power point slide presentation is being developed that will feature youths from the area who have faced the challenges of cancer.
The Cancer Walk Committee is asking parents of children who have dealt with cancer to provide photos of their children for the presentation. The aim of this presentation is to honor and support young people who have faced cancer and provide a message of hope.
For more information on the presentation, contact Jen Harris at 882-7327.
Additional information about the event can be obtained by contacting the following individuals: Vicki Buffington—882-2224, Francisca Morales—882-7306, Jen Harris—882-7327; or Randy Vlasin—882-7379.