A walk to benefit brain cancer, carried on as a legacy of a Squalicum student killed in a car crash, is set for Sunday, May 15, at Civic Field.
The third annual Bellingham Brain Cancer Walk: Hannah’s Walk for the Cure will take place at 2 p.m.; registration and check-in start at 1 p.m. On-site registration is $35; the walk is free for brain cancer patients. Closing ceremonies follow at 3 p.m. then an after-party is at 4 p.m. at Aslan Brewing.
This year’s walk will raise money for the EndBrainCancer Initiative/Chris Elliott Fund, which seeks to shorten the gap of time between a patient’s brain cancer diagnosis and when they receive advanced treatment and enrollment into clinical trials.
The walk is being carried on by students and community volunteers as a legacy left by Hannah Dashiell. The senior at Squalicum High School had planned to put on the event as a service-learning project before she was killed in a car crash Jan. 5, 2014.
The non-competitive walk will feature live music, a kids zone, and speeches, as well as an honor tent where people can post photos and messages for survivors or in honor of those they have lost to the disease.