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2024 Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K

Join us on June 2, 2024


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Sunday, June 2, 2024
Grant Park, Chicago
Celebration Begins: 8:30 am | Run: 9:15 am | Walk: 10:00 am
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For 31 years, Lurie Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K has been a source of hope and inspiration for people who have faced or are facing cancer. Held in Chicago’s Grant Park, our community event is a unique opportunity for cancer survivors, supporters, scientists and health professionals to connect, celebrate milestones, and make an impact on the future of cancer care.

We’re excited to run, walk and celebrate together on National Cancer Survivors Day! We strongly encourage you to register in advance. You must register by May 3 to receive your T-shirt before the event. If you register after May 3, you may pick up your T-shirt on the day of the event.

Highlights include:

  • A non-competitive walk or chip-timed 5K race along the lakefront
  • A commemorative T-shirt
  • Music, entertainment, inspiring speakers and Dedication Wall
  • Refreshments and activities for the family

Net proceeds and funds raised from our 31st annual event will help to advance groundbreaking cancer research and treatment at Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. We hope you will join the donors, sponsors and fundraising teams who support our efforts by creating a personalized fundraising page when you register. Fundraising pages will be open until August 31st. Fundraising is optional, and no minimum is required.

Register Now!

Purchase a Star

Purchase a Star to celebrate cancer survivors! The Stars will be available for pickup on event day where you can place them in our Star Field or take them on your walk or run with you. Together, the Stars will honor the experience of everyone whose life has been touched by cancer and provide hope to those who are currently going through treatment.

Purchase a Star

Stars Club - Recognizing Our Top Fundraisers

Introducing the Stars Club, where fundraising champions shine bright! The Stars Club is an exclusive celebration club honoring our top individual fundraisers who have gone above and beyond to support Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.  

The Stars Club is broken up into three different levels of achievement. Those who fundraise $500 and up will earn the Bronze Star level. Those who fundraise $1,000 or more will earn the Silver Star level. And those who fundraise $2,500 or more will earn the Gold Star level. Each participant who reaches these milestones will unlock a badge on their fundraising page.

Stars Club members are invited to join us in a special tent on the day of the event where they will indulge in additional food and beverages, mingle with other top fundraisers, and even go home with some exclusive goodies as a token of our immense gratitude for their incredible fundraising efforts. Join the Stars Club and let your fundraising light shine!