Hope Walk returns Aug. 28

Staff reports
The Hope Walk event brings the community together each August to raise funds to help cancer patients and their families cope with treatment.
Hope Walk of Yates County is within $7,500 of its fundraising goal.

PENN YAN – Volunteers, sponsors, teams, and event organizers announce that the Hope Walk is returning for 2021.   

The “Hope Walk” is the primary fundraising event for the Hope Walk of Yates County held each year on the fourth Saturday of August. Funds raised by the event will stay in Yates County to support county residents with cancer. 

There are many ways that you can get involved with the Hope Walk of Yates County. You could participate in a fundraising event, join a team, start a new team, become a sponsor, make a tax-deductible donation, join a committee, sign up to volunteer, or help us spread the word about our event and the services that the Hope Walk of Yates County offer. 

“The Hope Walk of Yates County couldn't do what we do without our dedicated volunteers and sponsors,” say event organizers. “Helping those in need in your community can open the door to incredibly rewarding experiences both for you and those you serve.

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“The Hope Walk is more than just a fundraiser — it’s a day where the community comes together. Every year, patients, survivors, families, friends, doctors, nurses, and volunteers walk as one to bring awareness to our cause and show support for everyone whose life has been touched by this disease. In addition to walking, participants enjoy a range of activities from food, dunking booth, face painting, carnival-style games, live music, raffles, and more.”

Aug. 28 event schedule:

3 p.m. – Registration Opens

4 p.m. – Opening Ceremony

4:30 – 6 p.m. – Hope Walk Carnival

6 p.m. – Survivors' Ceremony

6:30 p.m. – Survivors' Dinner

7 p.m. – Olympic Games

8:30 p.m. – Raffle Drawing, Hotel Ticket Drawing, Prepare Hope Bags around the track

9 p.m. – Hope Bag Lighting Ceremony followed by Closing Ceremony

11 p.m. – Festival Ends

Hope Walk 2021 teams

What is Hope Walk?

A group of Yates County community members passionate about cancer support services have come together to raise money and awareness for people in our community. Hope Walk of Yates County is a 501(c)(3) organization accepting online & mailed donations

Due to the generous support from our community, Hope Walk can now provide help and hope to cancer patients, survivors, their families, and caregivers by providing financial, emotional, spiritual and social programs. Assistance is available for any resident living in Yates County currently receiving treatments for cancer that needs personal or financial assistance.

Cancer Care Services

• Grant (up to $500)

• Hair care service

• Head covering service

• Up to 6 months membership at the Yates Community Center

• One private session with a personal trainer

• Gas assistance

• Cancer screening

• Assistance to find healthcare

• Cancer support groups

 Visit https://www.hopewalkofyatescounty.org/index.html

Be There!

WHAT: Hope Walk