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 park or a new walking path near you

Event Details

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 below!


Drs. Joseph & Michelle Blanda

Mark & Shelly Allio

Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation | Outta the Box Boutique 

Mimi Surloff & Family | Brenda Spear

Mary Mendoza | John & Linda Reyes | John Borstein & Karen Minor | Evolve Marketing | Nancy Pilliod | Marsha Dellagnese | Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro’s Department of Job and Family Services | Michelle Lutz | Tom & Ginny Knoll | Dr. & Mrs. Eric & Carol Blum | Forhan Family Foundation

Revitalize Medical Group | Lisa & Phil Dregalla | Burt & Annette Randell | Marcy Schulman


Summit Metro Parks | Medina County Park District | Downtown Akron Partnership | Stark Parks

Honorary Chair

We’re thrilled to introduce Dr. Joe Blanda as the honorary chair of Hope Walk Takes a Hike. Dr. Blanda is a recently retired orthopedic surgeon with a desire to continue to help others. By describing simple activities, he hopes to invite people to realize the health benefits of nature. Dr. Blanda and his family experienced the battle with cancer as he lost his son to Glioblastoma brain cancer in 2015. Nature helps Dr. Blanda deal with that loss and motivates him to share his experience. Through his website, www.nature-canheal.com and Facebook page he shares resources and ideas to encourage people to get closer to nature.


2020 Hope Walk Photos

Swag bag full of goodies

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2019 Hope Walk Photos

Hope Walk sign

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