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Enjoy Scott’s Walk to raise awareness for testicular cancer

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Update, July 24, 2014 / The 2014 Scott’s Walk is slated to step off at 9AM, Sun., July. 27, at Whalon Lake, located south of the intersection at Royce and Lisson roads. For advance registration, visit https://wsirish.wufoo.com/forms/scotts-walk-registration-form/.

Pre-register to guarantee a commemorative t-shirt. Only be a limited number of t-shirts will be available for walk-ups on the day of Scott’s Walk.

Follow the link to register for Scott’s Walk 2014 raising awareness of testicular cancer in memory of Scott Zager.

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2013 Post / The West Suburban Irish are now accepting registrations for Scott’s Walk, a family fundraiser benefiting St. Baldrick’s Foundation and research for treatment of children’s cancer.  Designed to attract all ages, Scott’s Walk will begin at 9AM on Sun., Sept. 22, at DuPage River Park.

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Check in and day-of registration is from 8-9AM.

Scott’s Walk is held in memory of Scott Zager, a Naperville resident who succumbed to cancer in 2008.

Scott’s Walk is conducted to raise awareness of testicular cancer in young men and to support the research efforts of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The walk was started by Zager’s family, and the West Suburban Irish are pleased to support their continued efforts. In 2012, more than 200 individuals participated in the early morning walk.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Get involved and you’ll be giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers.

DuPage River Park Sports Complex is located at the intersection of Royce Road and Washington Street in Naperville.

The cost is $25/person or $45 for a family (one or two adults and their minor children). Scott’s Walk is a distance of just more than a mile.

To register online or for more information, visit www.wsirish.org.

On to Quigley’s Irish Pub for a head shaving

After the walk, from 1PM to 4PM, Quigley’s Irish Pub will host a fundraiser/head-shaving event, also to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Since 2005 St. Baldrick’s has funded over $120 Million in pediatric cancer research through grass roots fundraising events.  According to organizer Tim Jordan, the family-friendly event will feature head-shaving, raffles, silent auctions, and a performance by the McNulty Irish Dancers.

 

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Editor’s Note:  For the second year, this family-friendly walk for all ages (and kids in strollers, too!) has been an autumn event held in conjunction with National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. During September, folks pay tribute to the families, friends, professionals, and communities who lend their voices to children fighting pediatric cancer.  Organizers of Scott’s Walk recognize from personal experience the courage and commitment to help find new cures that provide healthier outcomes for America’s youth. Come enjoy a view of the changing seasons  for a great cause on Sept. 22 at DuPage River Park.

Then there’s WSI Quiz Night

The West Suburban Irish are the same folks who plan Naperville’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade that will celebrate 21 years on March 15, 2014.  They also host WSI Quiz Night at 7PM on the first Tuesday of every month except July and September.  The next WSI Quiz Night is Oct. 1. PN is happy to lend support to this active and dedicated group.

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