Cancer Warriors Walk of Hope coming to Metropolis

Shawnna Rhine, with S7HD, and Chase Hileman, with Rural Health, share what will take place during the Cancer Warrior Walk of Hope event in Metropolis.
Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 7:08 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2023 at 5:19 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

METROPOLIS, Ill. (KFVS) - The Cancer Warriors Walk of Hope will be coming to Metropolis to host a one-day community event.

Cancer patients, caregivers and family members of all ages are invited to attend the event on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dorothy Miller Park, next to Harrah’s Casino.

Healthcare providers and businesses serving area cancer families say the purpose of the event is to provide a day full of fun and resources for those impacted by cancer.

While it is not a fundraising event, it will give families the chance to enjoy the park’s walking path.

Features of the event include games, several bounce houses, face painting, a balloon artist, yoga, music and more. Each will be provided by regional healthcare providers and local businesses.

Admission is free to the public with no prior registration needed.

Organizers say the walking path is paved and easily accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Leashed pets are welcome.

For event details, or to be an event vendor or supporter, you can visit the Cancer Warriors Walk of Hope Facebook page or call Southern 7 Health Department & Head Start Public Information Officer Shawnna Rhine at 618-634-2297, ext. 9161.

The Cancer Warriors Walk of Hope comes to Metropolis this weekend for a one-day community event