Cancer Care Community Walk

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Cancer Care Community Walk April 12-13 2014 Milton Hershey School

Milton Hershey School will hold a 24-hour community-wide walk event (rain or shine) Saturday, April 12, at 11 a.m., until Sunday, April 13, at 11 a.m., on the MHS campus at the Henry Hershey Field. The event will begin with an opening ceremony before kicking off the 24-hour relay walk at 11 a.m. The MHSAA 5K(optional) will also start at 11 a.m., including one lap around the track at Henry Hershey Field, followed with walking or running a 5K course on the MHS campus. The 24-hour walk is open to students, staff, alumni and the community. Registration includes the 5K, but it is not mandatory to do the 5K in order do the Community Walk!



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The walk is open to students, staff, alumni and the community. The 24-hour walk, inspired in part by the work of the Milton Hershey School Alumni Association Cancer Care committee, is a chance to bring our community together to celebrate cancer survivors, honor those presently fighting, and memorialize those who have succumbed to cancer.


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Registration is $10, and includes a t-shirt and light refreshments. Registration will open on Wednesday, February 19. You may also send a check made payable to Milton Hershey School, Attn: Finance Dept., PO Box 830 Hershey PA 17033-0830. Please include “Cancer Care Community walk” in the memo line. Registration includes the 5K, but it is not mandatory to do the 5K in order do the Community Walk. The 5K is an optional event.

ALUMNI: Please register through the Milton Hershey School Alumni office as part of Fellowship Weekend. You do not need to register through the general school site. Houseparents/TL: Registration for Student Homes & TL be handled internally - click here. 




Proceeds and donations will go to the MHSAA Cancer Care Committee. A portion of donations will also be given to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Find a list of mini-fundraisers leading up to Cancer Care here.


We are looking for motivated people to donate their time and help out with the 24-hour relay. Anyone who would like to volunteer for the weekend of the event should email or call (717) 520-2200 and press 0 for more information.

Any questions/concerns can be


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Cancer Care Community Walk ScheduleTimeline of Events

*Hourly themes will be posted once they become confirmed!*

Saturday, April 12:

9:30 a.m. – Alumni Registration at the MHS Ice Rink

10:30 a.m. – Cancer Care Community Walk Event Opening Ceremony

11:00 a.m. – Cancer Care Community 24-Hour Walk Kickoff/ MHSAA 5k Cancer Care Walk/Run 

9:00 p.m. -- Luminaria Ceremony (To order a candle, please click here.)

Sunday, April 13:

10-10:45 a.m. – Chapel Service (Weather permitting)

10:45-11 a.m. – Closing Remarks/Ceremony

Want the full rundown of events? Click here to see the PDF!


Watch as two houseparents at Milton Hershey School go toe to toe in a best of three competition to raise money to battle cancer:

Congratulations to Joey Leal—WINNER of the houseparent battle.  Joey won all three events. Great job, guys!



Learn more about how cancer has impacted the MHS community: