Our 22nd Annual

Soroptimist Walk to Live

2015 Date TBA

Local Funds for Local Women


Saturday September 27, 2014
Registration begins at 9:00 am
Run/Walk begins promptly at 10:00 am

The Soroptimist Walk To Live is an annual fund-raising event held by the Soroptimist Clubs of Eugene, Emerald Empire and Junction City. This event raises money for the Soroptimist Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Assistance Fund which provides emergency cash grants to Lane County women who are having financial hardship while undergoing cancer treatment. The funds are administered by the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center.

To apply for an emergency grant, call:
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute & Research Center (541) 683-5001

Walk To Live funds help pay for everyday expenses that are often forgotten in the wake of trying to find a cure and or research.  Below are just a few—there are many more…

  • Utility bills
  • Childcare
  • Auto expense
  • Rent
  • Respite care
  • House cleaning

We need your help — Our goal is to secure and sustain the Breast & Gynecologic Cancer Assistance Fund for many years to come.

To Register for the Walk or Donate:


***Registered participants with a minimum donation of $50.00 will receive a Commemorative Walk to Live— Stone Soup© item.

Contact your friends, neighbors & colleagues for a sponsorship. Collect their donations and mail with this form or bring day of walk.

For more information on the Walk To Live contact: Cookie Trupp at truppcookie@aol.com


A message from our Honorary Chair, Jan Eliot:

I serve as the Honorary Chair of the 2012 Walk To Live because I deeply appreciate the efforts of the Soroptimist to serve women  in treatment for reproductive cancers. Unlike many similar events, the Walk To Livedoes not raise funds for research. Instead, the Soroptimist goal is to provide crucial financial support to local women who may need non-medical assistance while in cancer treatment. Child-care, house cleaning, respite care, car repairs. Whatever is needed to help with a woman’s recovery from cancer. Things that can get in the way of treatment, things that are not covered by insurance. It’s a thoughtful, direct use of the funds raised.


Jan Eliot

See you there, Stone Soup Cartoons