The second annual Walk of Hope, organized by the St.Vincent Foundation, will kick off in Lions Park Saturday at 9 a.m. This event offers an opportunity for the community to come together to benefit cancer patients locally and offers participants flexible levels of involvement with a one-, three- or 15-mile scenic walk through Zionsville. 100 percent of the funds raised stay in the community to support patients through a newly created Art Therapy Program, support groups, peer-to-peer networking, and more.
Located at the start/finish area will be the Village of Hope community fair open to the public. The Village provides a place where friends and family can wait for walkers to return while enjoying live entertainment, a free health fair sponsored by St. Vincent Health, and a kids zone featuring games and inflatables. Local vendors will also be on hand selling snacks as well as unique gift items.
In its inaugural year, the 2011 Walk of Hope and Community Fair raised more than $375,000 for the patients of St.Vincent Cancer Care. For more information, or to register, visit www.stvincentwomenofhope.org.