Before we know it, the cool breezes of autumn will be here, and on Sunday, October 21st, walkers will once again gather at scenic Mountain Lake in Liberty Township to take part in the 2.5- or 5-mile Joan Knechel Memorial Walk to benefit the Joan Knechel Cancer Center at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. This is the 5th anniversary of this popular event that has raised over $210,000 since its inception.
The Walk committee hopes to draw upwards of 400 walkers again this year to achieve their goal of $60,000+. The honorary chair of this years Walk is Evelyn Self, an area residentwho has a heart for philanthropic leadership and social responsibility. Sanofi Aventis is the presenting sponsor of the 5th Annual Joan Knechel Walk, and additional sponsors are currently being sought.
New this year is the opportunity to purchase a dove for the dove tree or a sign along the walk route to remember or honor someone you know who has faced cancer. There will be a special prize drawing for anyone raising $50 or more in pledges. Event day festivities will include food, music and prizes.
Call (908) 850-6836 to receive Walk information, or visit www.hrmcnj.org for the event form and directions.