The public is invited to make plans to join Halifax County Cancer Association for the 15th Annual Walk for Hope on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Halifax fairgrounds as the community gathers to honor and remember the cancer patients of Halifax County.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m., and survivors will begin the walk at 9:15 a.m.
The day will be filled with testimonials by cancer patients and caregivers, music, dance demonstrations and much more.
HCCA will be selling pinwheel flowers for $5. Persons may purchase a flower in honor or memory of a patient, and a “Garden of Hope” will be on the lawn of Beth Car Baptist Church in Halifax Sept. 14 to Oct. 1. Participants may pick their flowers up at the HCCA office after Oct. 1.
The Centra Mammocoach will be at the Walk for Hope from 7:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Any women over the age of 40 who has not had a mammogram in the last year or been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last 10 years is eligible to have a diagnostic mammogram at the Walk for Hope. There are a limited number of appointments for uninsured women. Interested persons may call HCCA at 434-476-2714 to register.
New this year the “Sentara Halifax Mobile Medicine” Bus will be at the walk to provide cholesterol and blood glucose screenings. Sentara Halifax Mobile Medicine is a fully equipped mobile medical office. Ones does not need to register to get cholesterol or blood glucose checked, just stop by the Mobile Medicine office at the Walk for Hope, according to Sharon Blosser, HCCA director.
Also available at the Walk for Hope will be food vendors providing hot dogs, nachos, snacks and many other tasty treats.
Children’s activities will include train ride, face painting, temporary tattoos, pick a duck and bounce house. For a donation of $5, a child can participate in these activities all day.
Bring a lawn chair, enjoy the music, food and fun and support the cancer patients of Halifax County.