Rose Paving proudly sponsored the Annual Walk of Hope organized by The Cancer Support Center. Early estimates conclude that more than $110,000 was raised by participants from all over the Chicago-land area, including donations from “Team Rose Paving” consisting of Rose Paving staff members and their families. The funds are used to provide free programs for people and their families fighting cancer in 70 Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana communities.
“It is a priority at Rose Paving that we encourage participation in community events. We are grateful for the opportunity to sponsor the Walk of Hope and we enthusiastically support the extraordinary efforts of The Cancer Support Center all year long, which helps to improve the quality of life to those families stricken by cancer,” said Alan Rose, CEO.
The event took place on October 7, 2012, at Irwin Park, 18120 Highland Avenue, Homewood, IL. Walkers could choose a 1-, 3-, or 5-mile course. Over 1,000 walkers participated this year.
About The Cancer Support Center:
The Cancer Support Center in Homewood, IL. was formed in 1994 when two newly widowed, young mothers were looking for support for their families after the passing of their husbands. What began as a dinner table discussion has turned into a pillar resource for people in more than 70 Chicago southland and Northwest Indiana communities.
The Center provides free comprehensive resources that help people improve their quality of life during the cancer experience. All programs are facilitated by experienced clinical professionals, and our services always are free of charge to anyone affected by cancer: the person with cancer, loved ones, friends and bereaved of all ages. Click here for more information.