UPDATED MAY 28, 2020
Cancer Services of Gaston County Virtual Walk for Wellness 2020
June 6, 2020
They say “When the going gets tough, the tough get going,” and that is exactly what we plan to do on June 6th for our 5th annual Walk for Wellness. We hope you join us for one of our largest fundraising events of the year. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and local social distancing regulations, we are making changes to the event. We are removing the health fair aspect for the day and asking our participants to engage online.
If you are unfamiliar with Cancer Services of Gaston County, we serve the community locally by actively promoting healthy lifestyles and providing support and services needed by individuals and families living with cancer. We’re hoping to raise $10,000 this year, so we are asking participants to donate $20 to enter and $40 for a t-shirt. This is a very important event for our charity so we are hoping our community rallies together for a great cause.
On Saturday, June 6th, you will select your physical fitness activity or running/walking distance. We encourage you to take pictures and engage with us online by using the hashtag #2020WalkforWellness. This event does so much for the community and we invite you to share this event with your family and friends.
If getting up and getting out is not for you, there are plenty of other ways you can still get involved from home. You can support others by using the hashtag above or donating directly to Cancer Services of Gaston County by visiting https://gastoncancerservices.org/. You can also support those dealing with cancer by dropping off canned chicken noodle soup and Gatorade in the black and yellow bins at the front of Myers Memorial Methodist church.
The location is:
301 S New Hope Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054
Hannah Black started this event 5 years ago to honor her late grandfather, Reverend Henry Justice, after a long battle with lung cancer. He served as the Minister of Myers Memorial Methodist Church for 46 years and on the WNCC staff for 10. Everyone is affected by cancer in some way. We can not let the fear of a pandemic stop us from coming together to support our cancer fighters, even if it’s online.
We can not thank you enough for all the support!