London teen holding walk to end cancer

November 5, 2018 by  

Hannah Fields, a 17-year-old high school senior in London, was inspired by her grandmother to host a walk that will raise money for cancer research and treatment options.

She is organizing the walk in the memory of her grandmother Anne Alsip, and hopes that the proceeds raised by the walk will be able help fund the search for a cure.

People organizing local fundraisers for charitable causes or medical research can use print shops to help them spread the word and put the program together. Hannah has had T-shirts printed for her fundraising walk, which she is calling the ‘Walk to End Cancer’.

There is no fee to enter and participate in the 5K walk, but Hannah will be accepting donations. Although her grandmother had pancreatic cancer, Hannah is not limiting the walk to one particular form of the disease. She encourages people to participate in memory of a loved one or to honor a survivor.

Several local businesses have signed on to sponsor the walk. Modern Chic, Cook Tire, Power House Gym, and photographer Gina LaFerry have all offered items for a silent auction that will take place at the walk. Sacred Grounds coffee truck and Wild Hogs BBQ truck will be offering drinks and food during the event.

It will take place at South Laurel High School on Gilliam Field. The walk is scheduled for 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 17.