The Walk to Benefit the Joan Knechel Cancer Center at Hackettstown Medical Center

Hackettstown Community Hospital Foundation

Please join us on Sunday, October 15, 2017, for the 15th annual Walk to Benefit the Joan Knechel Cancer Center at Hackettstown Medical Center!

Friends, neighbors and family will be walking to support high quality, compassionate cancer treatment, close to home.

Sign in begins at 10:30am at the American Legion on Willow Grove Street, and the actual Walk steps off at 12:30pm in scenic, wooded Riverfront Park.
Walk individually or gather a group and form a team! You choose your distance, one or two miles. (The route is stroller and pet friendly, but pets are prohibited in the Legion building.)

A complimentary lunch will be offered at the post-Walk celebration, immediately following the Walk, for adults raising $25 or more and youth (ages 10-18) raising $10 or more. There will be prize incentives for various fund raising levels! 

Want to participate, but can't walk with us that day?
  • Make a general pledge or support a specific walker or team.
  • Purchase a Walk sign to be displayed along the Walk path by calling 908-850-6876 - ideal for small to mid-sized businesses to show their community support.
  • Create a silver dove ornament in honor or in memory of someone you know who has battled cancer by visiting and printing a dove order form.
Why do we walk?
Joan Knechel was a nurse at Hackettstown Medical Center who lost a long, brave battle to cancer in 2002.  It was Joan's dream to see a comprehensive cancer center at HMC to offer patients in this region high quality, progressive cancer treatment closer to home, without the need to travel. The Joan Knechel Cancer Center opened in 2005, and today, cancer patients have access to state-of-the-art cancer treatment programs and services. Unfortunately, who among us hasn't been touched in some way by cancer? Travel for treatment can be difficult to arrange and uncomfortable. We walk because we care and want to provide patients with exceptional cancer care locally, whenever possible.

Know that all proceeds will remain LOCAL with the Foundation for Hackettstown Medical Center to assist in funding new and innovative cancer related programs and services at Hackettstown Medical Center.