MORRISVILLE – “Together we can do so much” is the theme for this year’s LACiNg Up for Cancer walk. The walk, scheduled for Saturday, June 24, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Peoples Academy track in Morrisville, benefits Lamoille Area Cancer Network (LACN), a local not-for-profit organization that helps area cancer patients with grants of financial support. Last year’s walk raised over $186,000. Event planners have set a goal of raising $150,000.
There are a number of ways anyone can get involved including: forming a team or joining a team, sponsoring a walker, become an event sponsor, volunteer for set up or clean up, or by supporting survivors and walkers by visiting the event on June 24.
“Cancer touches us all. Too often, we hear of someone from within our community who received a cancer diagnosis or is undergoing treatment for their cancer. The LACiNg Up for Cancer event not only raises money to help our neighbors, we are sending the message that we are here for them – and that we care,” Demars continued.
Sponsorship monies are starting to come in for the 2023 walk, and walker packets are ready for pick up. “Teams bring in a large portion of the monies raised,” says co-chair Jill Baker. “Many teams are made up of family and friends, co-workers, church groups, as well as local businesses. Please support these teams when they are out and about soliciting for your help, whether they are holding an event, selling raffle tickets, or asking for personal sponsorships every dollar makes a difference,” Baker continued.
For businesses or individuals who wish to become a sponsor, or for those interested in forming a team, contact Kathy Demars at 888-4651 or Jill Baker at 888-8302.