Event Information

Virtual Hope Walks 2020

October 04, 2020

Hope Walks is a community walk that brings together patients, families, friends and cancer center staff to raise funds for the Mass General Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley. Given the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and our commitment to protecting the health of our community members and walk participants, we have made the difficult decision to move this year’s Hope Walks – scheduled for October 4, 2020 – to a fully virtual event.
 
Funds raised at Hope Walks are directed toward several programs that benefit our cancer patients at the Mass General Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley. In addition to the advanced treatment we provide, we offer our patients a range of integrative support services- massage, reiki, classes to regain strength and psychosocial counseling to help provide patients and their families with help during this stressful time. Hope Walks funds these, as well as important clinical research on-site and underway at Newton-Wellesley.

What does it mean to go virtual?

It means you can walk wherever you like! On October 4, walk around your neighborhood, go to the park, walk your dog, head to the beach or hop on the treadmill. We are encouraging walkers to walk two miles but choose what feels right to you! Just be sure to do it safely and follow social distancing guidelines.
 
You can walk where you like – Walk around your neighborhood, go to the park, head to the beach or hop on the treadmill.
 
You can walk with who you like – Walk with your friends, family, teammates, your dog or do it solo. Make sure you are staying 6’ apart and wearing masks to practice social distancing.
 
You can walk when and how long you like – Traditionally, the walk kicks off at 10am and walkers have the option of doing a 1- or 3-mile walk. Since you are doing this your own way, you get to pick the time and the length of walk that works best for you!
 
Be sure to wear the 2020 Virtual Hope Walks long sleeve shirt or a vintage Hope Walks shirt to show your Hope Walks spirit. Check back here soon to see how else you can celebrate Virtual Hope Walks on Sunday, October 4!