15th Annual Hope Walk Takes a Hike
Show support for those who have been touched by cancer. Walk as an individual or gather a team! Proceeds make it possible to provide at no cost support services for individuals and families along their cancer journey.
May 2nd – May 8th, 2021
At a favorite park or a new trail near you
We are proud to partner with area park systems for the 15th Annual Hope Walk Takes a Hike, our reimagined Hope Walk. Registrants will be encouraged to get out into nature and enjoy a walk on their favorite trail or visit somewhere new throughout the week and build camaraderie through fun selfie-style competition. More details to come. Register now!
John Borstein & Karen Minor
Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation
Summit Metro Parks; Medina County Park District; Downtown Akron Partnership
We’re thrilled to announce Dr. Joseph Blanda as our honorary chair of the 2021 Hope Walk Takes a Hike! Blanda’s son, Joe was diagnosed with an incurable form of brain cancer called glioblastoma at age 17 in October 2012. Blanda and his wife Dr. Michelle Blanda helped Joe start Blast Glioblastoma, to raise dollars for brain tumor research. Joe Blanda passed away in October 2015 at the age of 19. Nature helps Blanda deal with loss and through his website and social media, he shares resources and ideas to encourage people to get closer to nature. Blanda is a recently retired orthopedic surgeon.