Halifax County Cancer Association hosts their largest fundraiser each September, the annual Walk for Hope.
In 2019, $65,000 was raised through the Walk For Hope to help cancer patients in Halifax County.
This year, the Walk for Hope has been changed to a Drive for Hope, a passenger vehicle parade.
On Saturday, Sept. 19, the public is invited to decorate vehicles in honor or memory of a cancer patient and join the parade.
Parade participants will meet at Halifax County Middle School with registration starting at 6 p.m.
At 7 p.m. the parade will leave the middle school/high school parking area and proceed down North Main Street.
In Downtown South Boston, the Drive for Hope will turn right onto Broad Street and continue to Wilborn Avenue, ending at Halifax County Middle School.
Unfortunately, due to the route of the parade, only passenger vehicles will be allowed to participate, no trailers, large trucks, fire or rescue trucks etc will be able to participate, according to parade organizers.
The top two best-decorated vehicles will receive a cash prize. First prize is $300 and second prize is $100.
These prizes were donated by board members of Halifax County Cancer Association to encourage participation in the parade.
Participants can support a family member, friend and or a loved one battling cancer that lives in Halifax County by collecting donations.
“Raise as much as you can and half of everything you raise will be used to assist your chosen recipient with their cancer related medical bills, mortgage, rent, electric, water, heating or oil bill in patients or legal guardian’s name,” said Sharon Blosser, HCCA executive director.
“The other half of funds you raise will go to support all cancer patients in Halifax County who receive services from Halifax County Cancer Association with items such as gas vouchers for travel, medication assistance, nutritional supplements, wigs, bras and other caner related expenses.”
16th Annual Walk for Hope envelopes can be picked up at The Gazette- Virginian, Hite Insurance, Gregory Florist, Eclipse Hair Studio, The Scissor Shack and Halifax County Cancer Association office at 29 South Main Street Halifax.
For more information about HCCA call 434-476-2714.