Candy’s Place 22nd Annual Walk
Walkers help to support cancer patients through raising money to access the care they need.
More Than 400 Walkers, Donors, and Sponsors Honored Their Loved Ones Through the Annual Walk
More than 400 participants took to the streets of Forty Fort on Saturday, May 18th. With the support of generous donors, sponsors, friends and family, eager walkers tackled the 22nd Annual Candy’s Place Walk. Many showed up in honor of loved ones, and in solidarity with patients and their tireless caregivers. This year’s walk raised more than $55,000 — a current record high for the beloved cancer wellness center.
Candy’s Place assists patients in addressing quality of life concerns before, during and after treatment. They walk hand in hand and step by step with patients as they recover and heal from both the emotional and physical toll of the disease.
A can’t miss, springtime tradition for 22 years
Previously, the Walk had been held at Kirby Park, in Wilkes-Barre. This year, participants gathered at the newly renovated Candy’s Place in Forty Fort. From there, they embarked on a 2-mile loop through the borough’s famed tree-lined streets.
Following the walk, participants were welcomed to gather for refreshment and entertainment. The lot at Candy’s Place played host to a dozen local vendors. Juniors Ice Cream provided delicious treats, and DJ Keith Gates of MusicSensations kept everyone moving with classic dance party favorites. Children enjoyed face painting and balloon animals, while the adults vied for that one lucky raffle ticket. This year’s big prize – a gorgeous, handmade Mickey Mouse blanket.
Other vendors included: Beads & Birdhouses, Beauty Counter, Dream Vacations, Hillside Farms, Leverage Fitness Studio, Lucky Dog W-B Designs, NROC (Northeast Radiation and Oncology), Pampered Chef, Paparazzi Jewelry, Perfectly Posh and Thrive Wellness.
Walk participants also enjoyed kind words and praise from an impressive lineup of special guest speakers. Pennsylvania State Senator, The Honorable Lisa Baker visited from her Dallas office. His Honor Andy Tuzinski, Mayor of Forty Fort, graced the gathered audience. And Bryan Scofield, local news personality and co-host of the popular PA Live! broadcast offered heartfelt praise for Candy’s Place and all event participants.
The successful event was sponsored by longtime Candy’s Place supporter, Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services.
Candy’s Place Director Lisa Orlandini profoundly appreciates and thanks all who sponsored, walked, and donated their time, talent, and treasures to this year’s Annual Walk.