Get your pink ready for the 30th anniversary of the Rays of Hope Walk & Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer on Sunday, October 22, 2023!
Show Your Support During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
We will once again be back at Temple Beth El at 979 Dickinson Street in Springfield, MA, the official starting location of our Walk & Run for our 30th year. However, we understand some people may not be comfortable in large crowds just yet so you can still participate virtually by walking or running anywhere and any day you choose.
This year, we’re asking everyone to once again embrace the power of pink and work extra-hard to raise the funds that have created Rays of Hope, this big pink hug of help that surrounds the people living in western Massachusetts who are faced with breast cancer. Research at the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, located in Springfield, MA, has not stopped. We must find the cure. Hundreds of local families are affected each year with a cancer diagnosis. They need support now more than ever.
More About Rays of Hope
We are proud to be celebrating our 30th anniversary this year! Since its inception in 1994, Rays of Hope has been helping individuals in the fight against breast cancer by walking alongside them on their cancer journey. Through the Baystate Health Breast Network, Rays of Hope cares for the whole person from diagnosis and beyond by supporting research at the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, providing funding for state-of-the-art equipment, breast health programs and outreach and education throughout Baystate Health, support to patients and survivors, as well as providing grants for complementary therapies and cancer programs to our community partners throughout western Massachusetts.
Rays of Hope has raised over $16.6 million to date. All funds raised remain local in western Massachusetts.