Brain cancer walk Sunday is legacy of Squalicum High student

Hannah Dashiell
Hannah Dashiell

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.

More information is at facebook.com/braincancerwalkbellingham/ or chriselliottfund.ejoinme.org/2016BellinghamWalk.