Cancer survivors along with their friends and families were honored Friday evening with the Walk for Hope at the Cielo Grande Recreation Complex in Roswell.
During the opening ceremonies, Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh read a proclamation declaring May 11 as Walk for Hope day in the city of Roswell.
Dr. Masoud Khorsand-Sahbaie from Kymera Independent Physicians told the crowd in a rural community like Roswell, it’s hard take care of cancer patients, and money raised from the Walk for Hope stays in the community.
Brittnye Lamb, president of the Chaves County Cancer Fund, said people starting getting Cielo Grande ready for the walk around 6:30 a.m. Friday.
“Walk for Hope is one of the largest fundraisers for the Chaves County Cancer Fund,” Lamb said.
Lamb said the CCCF is a nonprofit organization and has seven board members and made up of volunteers.
“We provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families while they are going through treatment,” Lamb said. “We can pay for things like rent, mortgage, car payment, car insurance and groceries. We partner with Farmer’s Country Market and do food vouchers so people can get food and paper goods.”
Lamb added this was the ninth year for Walk for Hope and for the last eight years over $500,000 has been raised.
A lap around Cielo Grande by survivors and those close to them took place after the opening ceremonies.
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