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Hopefest 2024: A Day of Celebration and Support for Cancer Survivors

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Hopefest 2024: A Day of Celebration and Support for Cancer Survivors

APRIL 4, 2024

Newburgh,– Hopefest, a beacon of joy and resilience for everyone affected by cancer, returns to Friedman Park in Newburgh on April 27, promising a day filled with festivities, hope, and solidarity. This year, the organizers have amped up the excitement by introducing an array of new events and activities designed to appeal to the whole family.

The event, now in its sixth year, aims to provide a platform for cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, and supporters to come together in a spirit of unity and optimism. Hopefest not only celebrates the courage and strength of survivors but also serves as a reminder of the ongoing battle against cancer.

Among the highlights of this year’s Hopefest are:

  • Survivor Parade: The centerpiece of the event, the Survivor Parade, invites individuals who have faced cancer – whether newly diagnosed or long-time survivors – to march in solidarity. Participation in the parade is free for all survivors, and registration by April 5 guarantees a complimentary survivor t-shirt.Cruise In: Classic car enthusiasts will delight in the Cruise-In, where vintage automobiles will line up for display, adding a touch of nostalgia to the festivities.Food Trucks and Vendor Village: Culinary delights await attendees at the diverse array of food trucks, while the Vendor Village offers a shopping experience featuring local artisans and businesses.5K Run and 1 Mile Walk: Fitness enthusiasts can lace up their sneakers for either the 5K Run or the more leisurely 1 Mile Walk, both of which promise scenic routes and a chance to support a worthy cause.

    Family Fun Activities: Children and adults alike can partake in a variety of activities, including balloon animals, face painting, and inflatables, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Hopefest 2024 also carries a deeper purpose, as it serves to support the mission of Chemo Buddies, an organization dedicated to ensuring that no one faces chemotherapy alone. Chemo Buddies not only provides invaluable support to patients undergoing treatment but also spreads hope and positivity to all those affected by cancer.

In a statement, organizers expressed their commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where individuals touched by cancer can find solace and strength in each other’s company.

“Hopefest is more than just a festival; it’s a symbol of resilience, community, and hope,” said event organizer Vanessa Borgman. “We invite everyone to join us as we celebrate the indomitable spirit of cancer survivors and rally together in the fight against this disease.”

With Hopefest 2024 just around the corner, anticipation is building for a day of laughter, camaraderie, and, above all, hope. Mark your calendars and join the Newburgh community in this uplifting celebration of life and courage.

For more information and registration details, visit the Hopefest website at hopefest.net