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Support breast cancer walk in Mt. Prospect

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Submitted by village of Mount Prospect

Would you like to show your support for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Three-Day Walk For the Cure, but you can't walk 60 miles?

No time for the months of required training?

Difficult donating cash this year?

Then join the Mount Prospect Special Events Commission's Three-Day Adopt-A-Block.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, the second day of the Chicago Breast Cancer Three-Day Walk, walkers will be entering Mount Prospect on Golf Road and Route 83 and proceed northwest toward Melas Park.

The walkers then re-enter Mount Prospect at Euclid Avenue and Route 83 Elmhurst Road and proceed east toward Wolf Road. You or your group can be assigned a block along the way to show your appreciation to the walkers.

The walkers will enter Mount Prospect about 8 a.m. and leave around 5 p.m., however, your commitment could be as little as one hour or up to three hours.

Day two is the hardest for the walkers as the adrenaline rush from day one has worn off and the end is nowhere in sight. You can help the walkers by adopting a block along the route, providing the walkers encouragement and support.

Your family, church, school or neighborhood can create a decorated area where you can provide music or refreshments, or just smiling faces and applause to the hardworking and dedicated walkers. Several Scouting organizations have already shown an interest as well as schools.

For details and to be assigned a block, contact Tarina Wimmer at (847) 269-6277 or email