Quiltlove is partnering with the Cancer Support Community for the fourth straight year in support of the annual Hope Walk. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, or are interested in supporting your local Cancer Support Community chapter, read on!

How Quiltlove is Helping the Bay Area Cancer Support Community

In what has now become a tradition, Quiltlove is once again attending the Bay Area Hope Walk as a community partner. I will have a table at the community fair, and will be enthusiastically cheering on walkers from my post. Swing by before or after the walk to say hello. As a bonus, I’ll also have a basket of free pocket quilts for you to snag. They are truly adorable, were a huge hit at the Making Strides walk, and are the perfect addition to a greeting card for someone going through cancer treatment.

Quiltlove Pocket Quilts for the 2024 Bay Area Hope Walk Giveaway

What’s more, I have donated a voucher for a free custom quilt, valued at $510, to the Cancer Support Community for this event. The winner will be invited to submit up to 17 photographs, drawings, messages and more to be printed on custom squares, for a made to order quilt. The quilt could be given as a cancer support gift, or made to mark a special occasion. No judgment here if you decide to keep it for yourself!

To win the custom quilt, you must be a registered Hope Walk participant and attend the in-person event. Upon check-in, collect your raffle tickets and make your way to the raffle table. Next, look for the Quiltlove fishbowl, and enter those tickets to win. The raffle drawing will occur following the walk a little before noon, so stick around.

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Hope Walk Quilt from 2022 featuring reprints of Hope Walk shirts and custom drawings and messages

The 2024 Bay Area Hope Walk

This year, the Bay Area Hope Walk is on May 18 in beautiful Heather Farm Park, in Walnut Creek. The weather has been incredible lately, so fingers crossed that it holds. The event begins at 8:30 and should wrap up around noon. The walk itself is roughly a three mile loop around the park. However, there are options for shortcuts and turnarounds, making this a very accessible event. There is absolutely no pressure to complete the full route if that is not your thing.

Registration is $35 and can be completed here. Please note that the walk will occur rain or shine. If this date or location does not work for you, virtual participation is also welcome.

The purpose of the Hope Walk is to raise funds to support the Bay Area Cancer Support Community’s operations. The goal is to raise $300,000 and at the time of writing this blog post, fundraising was over halfway there. Way to go!

The Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive support programs for people facing all types of cancer, at no cost to the recipients. They offer a range of services, including counseling, support groups, nutrition, exercise, emergency financial assistance and patient education programs. Their San Francisco/Bay Area chapter offers programs in-person in Walnut Creek, CA and Antioch, CA.

You may have heard about the Bay Area’s planned expansion to a new facility in Lafayette, CA. This inspirational project will help expand the organization’s reach, in a beautiful setting near the reservoir. What a time to be supporting this incredible organization!

Do You Live Outside the San Francisco Bay Area?

If you live outside the Bay Area and are interested in supporting your local chapter of the Cancer Support Community, I would love to help you out. Please email me and we can discuss fundraising possibilities. I founded Quiltlove after a friend’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer and this is a cause that is near and dear to me.

See You May 18th

I hope to see many friendly faces from the community on May 18th! Once again, please swing by my table to say hello. I would love to meet you in person. In addition, thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting our local chapter of this important nonprofit. They do so much good and we’re lucky to have them in corner.

As always, thanks for reading.


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