Join in annual Walk & Roll May 7 in Elgin

Individuals can make a difference in the fight against cancer by participating as walkers, skaters or bicyclists on Saturday, May 7 at the American Cancer Society's Walk & Roll at Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave., Elgin. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Individuals can choose to walk five miles, bike 15 miles, or skate 10 miles along Elgin's riverfront and downtown areas.

As the Official Sponsor of Birthdays™, the American Cancer Society looks forward to celebrating the 40th birthday of Walk & Roll in Illinois. One of the Society's largest annual fundraisers in Illinois, Walk & Roll is expected to raise approximately $1 million statewide and help people stay well and get well, to fund and find new cures, and to rally people to fight back. The event allows the American Cancer Society to be there through every step of the cancer journey, providing free resources and support.

Walk & Roll is a chance for teams of friends, families and co-workers to come together to fight cancer. Participants annually raise funds prior to the event, often commemorate with friends and family who have lost their lives to cancer or honor those who currently struggle with the disease.

There is a $15 registration fee for all participants 18 or older. Participants are encouraged to raise $100 to receive a free, event t-shirt. Most participants aim for a goal of $250 or more. To sign up or learn more abut the event, call the American Cancer Society, Fox Valley Regional Office at (630) 879-9009, or visit

Locations for Walk & Roll Chicago include:

• Elgin: Saturday, May 7 at Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave., Elgin. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

• Chicago: Sunday, May 15 at Grant Park, Upper Hutchinson Field. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

• North Shore: Sunday, May 15 at Harms Woods, Skokie. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

• Lake County: Sunday, May 15 at Independence Grove, Libertyville. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force with more than 100,000 volunteers in Illinois and millions elsewhere, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer, and countless more who have avoided it, will be celebrating birthdays this year.

To learn more or get help, call us any time at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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