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Bel Air Community Rallies for Cancer Support at the Amanda Hichkad CCA Celebration Walk

Honoring Amanda Hichkad’s Legacy Through Community Support

The annual Amanda Hichkad CCA Celebration Walk, set for May 11 at The John Carroll School in Bel Air, continues to honor the memory of Amanda Hichkad, who bravely fought cancer. Since its inception in 2014, this heartfelt event has raised over $1.1 million for Cancer LifeNet, providing essential support services to those battling cancer in Harford and Cecil counties. This fundraiser not only commemorates Amanda’s courageous battle but also supports countless others facing similar challenges, ensuring they receive care regardless of their treatment location.

Expanding Impact Through Collective Efforts

The walk, a vital source of funding for Cancer LifeNet which operates with a yearly budget of $1 million funded entirely through philanthropy, brings together community members and health professionals. Teams from UM Upper Chesapeake Health, including leaders and departments, gather to walk in solidarity, boosting support for the comprehensive services offered at the Kaufman Cancer Center. These services, facilitated by dedicated nurses, social workers, and specialists, help patients and their families navigate the complexities of cancer treatment effectively.

A Community United in Support and Healing

This year’s walk aims to raise $125,000, with activities designed to foster community engagement and fundraising. Participants pay a tribute to not just Amanda Hichkad but also the resilience and grace of all individuals affected by cancer. The event promises a day of solidarity, with opportunities for local businesses and community members to act as team captains, sponsors, or donors. Such community-driven events underscore the collective power of support and the significant impact it has on enhancing cancer care services.