Gillson Park
Wilmette, IL 60091
United States of America
Rotary Hope Walk for Homeless begins May 5, 2022 as a "Walk-a-thon"  It will be a 10-day walk-a-thon followed by a 5K fun Run/Walk event in Gillson Park on May 14 from 10am to noon.  Proceeds will go to support organizations that provide services to homeless people in Chicago and the suburbs (Connections for the Homeless, La Case Norte, and others). Those who register to walk will solicit others to pledge to pay $2-10 per mile walked from May 5-14.
The person who brings in the most donations will receive a grand prize of multiple gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses.
The Rotary Clubs of Wilmette Harbor, Winnetka/Northfield, Evanston, Evanston Lighthouse and Skokie Valley have agreed to help promote and participiate in the event.  
On Saturday May 14, we will meet in the Wallace Bowl in Gillson Park at 10 am to recognize our sponsors,  fund recipients, event organizers and fundraising efforts. After a group warm-up, everyone will begin the walk/run around the park.  Food and drink will be available.