Together4Hope Wellness Weekend at Mission Bay

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On Sept. 24, an anticipated 1,000 San Diegans will pound the pavement and paddle the waters around Mission Bay for Together4Hope. Held in support of City of Hope, a national leader in cancer research and treatment, this unique wellness event allows participants to choose between a 5K walk, stand-up paddle (SUP) sessions and 2-day/40-mile walk, all against the picturesque backdrop of De Anza Cove.

Together4Hope welcomes San Diegans of all ages, and also features kids’ activities, music, a lively wellness marketplace with more than 25 vendors, and a celebration for cancer survivors. Proceeds from the event go directly to research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope, aiding the center’s efforts to expand awareness of the importance of physical activity for cancer prevention.

“In some ways, City of Hope operates as a grassroots organization,” said Robyn Hima, regional director of philanthropy for City of Hope’s San Diego office. “We provide opportunities in the community to showcase the dedication of everyday folks who are passionate in their desire to find a cure for cancer.”

Media are invited to film and photograph this family-friendly event. Interview opportunities are available both before and during the event with cancer survivors, fitness professionals, large teams and Hima. Contact anixon(at)coh(dot)org.

Together4Hope Details:
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

  • Opening Ceremony and start of 2-day walk, 7:30 a.m.
  • 5K Walk, 8 a.m.
  • SUP, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.
  • Wellness Marketplace, 7 – 11 a.m.

Location: 3000 North Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92110
Registration Fee: Advance Registration: $35; Youth $25

About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 47 comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution.

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