screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-9-41-39-am screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-9-41-50-amThe Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation’s 7th Annual HopeWalks event will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2016. HopeWalks is a 3.3 mile neighborhood walk to benefit cancer patients and their families by supporting the Integrative Support Services offered at the Vernon Cancer Center. These life-enhancing services for cancer patients optimize healing and comfort throughout treatment. Newton-Wellesley Hospital wants to continue making these services available to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Online registration is open here.

The HopeWalks route will begin and end at the hospital and all ages are welcome. Check-in will begin at 9:00 AM, with opening ceremonies starting at 9:30 AM. The walk will then set-off at 10:00 AM. Each walker is asked to raise a minimum of $100.

(11/22/07 Milton, MA )    Photo by Faith Ninivaggi )

(Photo by Faith Ninivaggi )

Veteran newscaster Ed Harding will emcee the festivities. Harding is co-anchor of NewsCenter 5 at 4:30PM, 6PM, 7PM and 11PM, as well as WCVB’s new newscast: The 10 O’Clock News on MeTV Boston. An award-winning local journalist who has been a member of NewsCenter 5 for over 25 years, he grew up in Newton and now lives in Wellesley.

The HopeWalks online registration fee is $30 per walker. For those who register by paper or on the day of the event, the registration fee is $40. Children 10 and under are free. Corporate sponsorships at all levels are still available. Contact Maryann Zschau at (617) 243-5915 or