Published on March 15, 2021

Choose your path for ProHealth Care’s 2021 virtual Walks for Cancer

Registration is now open for ProHealth Care’s 2021 virtual Walks for Cancer. The theme for this year, “Choose your path,” is designed to encourage community members to support the event and walk individually or in small groups during the month of May.

Walkers pose after the 2020 Walk for Cancer.In the past, three Walks for Cancer events were held on the same Saturday in Mukwonago, Oconomowoc and Waukesha. This year, walk participants are asked to register for the events, choose a safe place to walk, and follow pandemic precautions during their walks.

Registration is available for individuals and teams at ProHealthCare.org/WalksforCancer through May 31.

Everyone who participates in the event will receive a T-shirt delivered to the address entered on the registration form. Registrants will also receive regular email updates about the event and inspiring messages from cancer survivors, specialists at the UW Health Cancer Center at ProHealth Care, and leaders and staff at the ProHealth Care Foundation.

Walk registrants will have the opportunity to submit photos taken during their walks to the ProHealth Care Foundation. Select photos may be shared on the foundation’s Facebook page. Photo guidelines and submission information will be provided to event participants.

The ProHealth Care Foundation has raised more than $7 million through the walks since 1997. The funds raised stay in Waukesha County. Funding is used for:

  • Research to help improve survival rates of patients with cancer, increase their quality of life during and after treatment, and aid in offering more effective treatment options.
  • Patient and family support, including counseling, wig-fitting services and "Thriving" presentations, which help patients manage appearance-related side effects.
  • Ongoing educational opportunities for patients and the cancer care team, including programs for cancer survivors.
  • State-of-the-art technology and lifesaving equipment.

Register and support the walks at ProHealthCare.org/WalksforCancer. If you have questions about the event or would like more information, call 262-928-9255 or email WalksforCancer@phci.org.

Upcoming events

  • Jun
    21
    Monday
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Taking care of someone with cancer involves new responsibilities and challenges. Worrying about your loved one and the future can be stressful. This group provides the opportunity to share and connect with other people who can relate to your experience.
  • Jun
    22
    Tuesday
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Join us for a virtual breastfeeding support group led by certified lactation consultants.
  • Jun
    23
    Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Are you heading for a fall? Like many people, you may not realize you are at risk for being injured by a fall.

About ProHealth Care

For more than a century, ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. The people of ProHealth Care strive to continuously improve the health and well-being of the community by combining skill, compassion and innovation.

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