Kendra's Walk KWaranTeens Against Cancer
While the Kendra's Walk committee is saddened to announce that the regular community walk will not be occurring this year due to COVID-19, we are pleased to inform you that we will be moving our annual walk to an online platform. Roughly a week before the walk the Kendra’s Krew will release a video explaining our initiatives for this year. We are introducing a hashtags challenge.
Supporters of Kendra's Walk will be encouraged to post throwbacks from past walks, photos of their merchandise or simply them wearing purple with the first round of hashtags to nominate friends, family, or other community members to participate. These will be posted on Instagram stories, where participants are encouraged to tag @kendraswalk, and say, “I nominate __ to walk wearing purple on May 22nd #48hoursForKendra”. We recommend that participants nominate 5 - 10 people.
May 22nd at 2 pm we are encouraging participants to take a small amount of time out of their day to go on a walk with their family, and post about it. The second hashtag (#KWaranTEENSagainstcancer) shows that they completed the challenge and inspires/reminds others to complete the challenge as well. The goal of the hashtags are to create a sense of community while simultaneously increasing awareness and participation. Whoever participates is encouraged to tag the Kendra’s Walk Instagram on their stories. Everyone is encouraged to deck themselves out in purple!
This effort will be advertised by Ace Burpee in order to reach more people and help attract interest! Further information and more details will be announced closer to the date of the walk.
Our online store, selling Kendra's Walk merchandise is open until April 29, 2020. Please consider ordering merchandise to wear for when you participate in our Hashtag Challenge!
Online Store: kendra2020.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true.
Kendra McBain was a student at St. John’s-Ravenscourt School from 2003 to 2009. She was an extraordinary young person who was kind, courageous, inspiring, and passionate. In 2006, Kendra was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive neuroskeletal cancer. After courageously battling cancer for three years, Kendra passed away in December 2009 at the age of 18. In May 2009, Kendra organized the inaugural Kendra’s Walk, which took place on a beautiful, sunny day at St. John’s-Ravenscourt School. In the first year alone, the Walk raised enough money to finance a teenager’s room at CancerCare Manitoba, and to further initiate a trust fund that continues to raise money in support of Cancer Research and other needs for teens living with cancer.