The OSF Beverly Breast Cancer Walk has been a Mother’s Day tradition in Beverly/Morgan Park for 20 years. The walk provides a way for the community to come together to support breast cancer treatment and services for patients, survivors and their families at OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center and to honor breast cancer patients, survivors and victims with the message to fight, admire, honor and hope.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, OSF HealthCare will host the Beverly Breast Cancer Virtual Walk on Sun., May 10. According to the Facebook event post, “The virtual walk is a fun, interactive way to get up and move safely during the coronavirus pandemic while still honoring and supporting our friends, family and all those who have or are currently facing the fight against breast cancer.”
Participants can walk around their houses, on treadmills or in the neighborhood following the rules of social distancing and using masks. Walkers will use social media to cheer each other on.
Organizers posted, “Make sure to take a picture of yourself walking, tag it with #OSFBBCW and share the names of those who you walk for or the reason why you walk. With everything going on, we recognize that the need for breast cancer services, treatment and support doesn’t stop – and neither does our commitment to supporting patients and their families during these critical times.”
Proceeds from the walk will continue to benefit the Cancer Center and Comprehensive Breast Health Center at OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center to provide state-of-the-art treatment and services to breast cancer patients, survivors and their families. Funding will continue to sustain breast health programming and the BBCW Crisis Fund to assist breast cancer patients with emergent financial needs through treatment.
Keep up to date on the virtual walk the OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center Facebook page under events.