Meet the Lurie Cancer Center's Faces of Cancer for the 2015 Cancer Survivor Celebration Walk & 5K
Northwestern MedicineCancer Care/Oncology May 13, 2015
On May 31, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will host the 22nd Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K as a tribute to cancer survivors and advances being made on every front in research and cancer care. The celebration will take place in Chicago’s Grant Park and provide participants with the option of a non-competitive walk or a chip-timed 5K run, both of which will feature a scenic route along the lakefront.
The 22nd Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K is expected to draw more than 4,000 participants, bringing cancer survivors, caregivers, families and friends together with the health care professionals who support them every step of the way. Filled with music, a picnic, entertainment, t-shirts, family-friendly activities, the event will also provide an opportunity to sign the survivorship dedication wall.
Watch this video featuring several survivors who will be attending as they talk about their thoughts on cancer, survivorship and the upcoming event.
Advance registration for the walk is $15 online or at a wide range of city and suburban locations before May 29. Registration for the 5K run is also available online and at a wide range of city and suburban locations for $40 before May 29. Space is limited for the 5K and advance registration is highly recommended. Registration includes t-shirts (dri-fit shirts for runners) access to the picnic and all of the morning’s activities. Event Day in-person registration begins in Grant Park at 7:30 AM on May 31.