Book for Hope is having its fourth annual Just Imagine Childhood Cancer Walk on Sept. 7 at Shelter 16 in Noble Park. The walk is to raise awareness of childhood cancer, help families financially and raise money for children's cancer research.
Activities begin at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m. Registration is $20 per person and includes a T-shirt for all participants who register by Aug. 20. The shirts will be available for walk-up registrants on Sept. 7 while supplies last.
To register, visit www.booforhope.org. Event updates are posted on the Book for Hope Facebook page.
"The walk is for everyone, regardless of age or whether or not you have had a cancer diagnosis," said Gaylon Hayden, president of Book for Hope Inc. "It is about bringing awareness and light to the No. 1 disease-related death in children: cancer."
Book for Hope is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that helps families in western Kentucky and southern Illinois who have children going through active cancer treatment. The nonprofit provides assistance with food and gas for treatments and monthly bill assistance. Families either come to Book for Hope themselves for assistance or are referred by social workers at children's hospitals for treatment.