Held on National Cancer Survivors Day, the Lurie Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K brings cancer survivors, families, and friends together with the physicians, scientists, and health professionals who support them for a meaningful, memorable morning filled with family-friendly activities.
Nearly 4,000 attendees, including more than 700 cancer survivors along with friends and family members, will gather in Chicago’s Grant Park for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University’s Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K Run. This year’s event will be held Sunday, June 1. The ASCO Annual Meeting will be taking place nearby during this time (May 30–June 2) in Chicago’s McCormick Place.
A Celebration of Survivorship
This Chicago area community event honors cancer survivors and recognizes health-care professionals who have dedicated their careers to providing patient care and pursuing research. The Lurie Cancer Center’s Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K provides survivors, caregivers, family members, and all whose lives have been touched by cancer a special day to celebrate the amazing strides made in cancer research and patient care. It also recognizes the improvements in quality of life for those living with cancer.
The Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K features a leisurely, noncompetitive walk (approximately 3 miles in length) along Chicago’s lakefront. For the second year, participants will also be given the opportunity to participate in a chip-timed, 5K race the morning of the walk.
For more information or to register, visit cancer.northwestern.edu/walk/index.cfm ■