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Unite and Fight Walk & Fun Run

Unite and Fight

14th Annual Unite and Fight Cancer Walk and Fun Run
Sunday, October 1, 2017 
Munster High School Football Area

How Your Donations Help

Previously known as Romp and Roll, Unite and Fight Cancer was started in 2004 to raise funds to support the Cancer Resource Centre, a place where area residents can access at no charge support groups, mind-body programs and educational resources to begin the emotional recovery from cancer. The 2016 United and Fight Walk and Fun Run raised over $108,000 from individuals who walked and sponsorships for area businesses. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to receive a walk collection envelope, call 219-836-3349.

Many thanks to our Unite and Fight Cancer Planning Committee for 2016:

Dr. Russ Pellar, Chairperson                              Paula Nellans 
Anthony Andello 
  M.C. Shields 
Tina Campbell
  Christina Wagner 
Sherri Holt 
  Melissa Didonato 
Debra Gruszecki-Brown
  Karin Woodside
Maria Marrero 
  Elizabeth Yee

Unite and Fight Walk and Fun Run 

12 Noon – Registration
All walkers and runners must turn in their registration fee of $30 with their completed collection envelope. Don't forget to sign the waiver.
Calling All Cancer Survivors... A Survivorship Event! As soon as you've turned in your collection envelope and picked up your t-shirt, please come to the center of the football field. We're going to make a human cancer ribbon - and we need your participation!

1pm, Walk & Fun Run begins with a ceremonial lap around the track. Choose from a 1 or 2.5 mile family style walk through Munster Community Park or a 3.1 mile/5K Fun Run through the streets of Munster.

The Walk starts at MHS football field area and ends at the Big Top Tent.

The Fun Run starts at the MHS football area and ends on the MHS track. Runners will then join participants at the Big Top.

Healthy snacks available before & during event

Picnic under the Big Top immediately following Walk/Fun Run

Help us decorate our "Wall of Heroes " by bringing photos of loved ones-whether they are patients, survivors, special care givers, a doctor, nurse, or someone you love who has lost their battle. Photos will be displayed on the wall near the concession stand during the walk to honor the many that have been on this journey. Photos can be taken after the picnic.
Enjoy entertainment by The Music Boyz and Calumet Clowns; free face painting; vendors; 50/50 Raffle; Team Photos; Free blood pressure screenings/ Reiki/Reflexology & Chair Massage

Prizes awarded to:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Teams that raise the most funds for the CRC.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Individuals who raise the most funds for the CRC.
  • 1st Place male and female fun runners.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, or to receive collection envelopes for walkers, contact the Cancer Resource Centre at 219-826-3349.

About the Walk / Fun Run:

  • Please turn donation envelope on day of event only. Please do not mail.
  • This is a family affair. Bring a ball or Frisbee and make a day of it!
  • Remember an umbrella and sunscreen – event happens rain or shine.
  • Sign up for the New Healthy Me ® employee wellness initiative while you’re there. You can’t lose!
  • Stay to enjoy the DJ – dance if you like. Have your face painted for the fun of it!
  • Take advantage of the free fruit and water to keep you hydrated and nourished.
  • Gather your team together and smile for the camera. Free team photos are available.
  • Remember to patronize our sponsors and check out the vendors free items.
  • Please refrain from using skates, skateboards, bicycles or motorized vehicles (motorized wheelchairs for the physically challenged are, of course, permitted)
  • Please leave family pets at home – for the safety and enjoyment of all our walkers & runners.
  • Please stay off the high school football field so we can continue to be welcomed back to the grounds.
  • Take a chance – purchase raffle tickets for our 50/50 raffle!

Team Information

Family/Corporate Team Information
(All Hospital Teams need to contact Corporate Communications/Marketing Department of their respective hospital)

  • Registration Fee of $30 for all participants.
  • If you want to participate as a Team, please also fill out TEAM INFORMATION area on the front of the collection envelopes.
    Designate a Team Captain: Prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Teams that raise the most funds for the Cancer Resource Centre – make sure your team gets credit for all their efforts to raise funds for the CRC. **be sure all your team members have filled out their envelope correctly and completely.
    • Decide on a Team Name.
    • Be sure to get your Team Photo (west of the Concession Stand/Registration).
    • BE SURE TO HAVE FUN!

Sign Up

Complete the below information so your packet can be mailed to your residence or place of business.

By hitting submit you are sending your information to the Cancer Resource Centre and alerting them that you are participating in this years event. If you change your mind at a later date or have any questions please notify the Cancer Resource Centre.

Community Cancer Research Foundation Board
Chairman: Donald P. Fesko
Vice Chairman, Chair Medical Committee: Andrej Zajac, MD
Secretary/Treasurer: Russell Pellar, MD
Members: Mylinda Cane; Frankie Fesko; Mohamad Kassar, MD; Paula Nellans; Mary Nicholson, MD; Rosita Ngo, MD; Erwin Robin, MD; M. Nabil Shabeeb, MD.; Elizabeth Yee

Adminstrator: Mary C. Shields, RN, MS

Complete the below information so your packet can be mailed to your residence or place of business.