HILA Walk in the Galilee

Families, groups, and individuals, women who are physically challenged and/or battling cancer, and those who have overcome it will join together this November to raise awareness and promote the early detection of breast cancer and women’s health. The walk will take place on Shabbat, November 12, 2016. Meeting time is between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. Departure: 8:15 a.m. Starting point: Manof, Misgav. Note that the roads will be closed in the area from 7:50.

The HILA Walk in the Galilee began over a decade ago when the Karmiel Misgav Women’s Forum visited their Partnership 2000 colleagues in Pittsburgh. The American Forum members excitedly told their Israeli visitors about their involvement in the Race for the Cure – a race that takes place annually in many different towns and cities throughout the United States to encourage women to take responsibility for their health. Regular check-ups help halt the spread of this disease and save lives!!!!

We have held a HILA Walk in the Galilee every year since then, hosted by the Karmiel Misgav Women’s Forum. And this year is no different – we are walking together to promote women’s health, alongside the annual Misgav running races.
People come from all walks of life, from all over Israel and even from Pittsburgh. Many women are working hard to raise awareness – a school teacher currently battling breast cancer who will be on the walk together with her students who have come to show their support; a young soldier who enlisted her fellow soldiers from a training course to support her mother who is currently ill; the families of women who are fighting a daily battle against cancer; women who have fought the breast cancer battle and won. These people will be joined by groups from large organizations, residents of the Galilee, Arabs and Jews, adults and children.

“The importance of this joint walk involving thousands of participants who will walk together through the countryside is enormous because it gives our message far-reaching exposure and the message cannot be ignored,” says Gila Elbaum, chair of the Women’s Forum. 

Revenue from the walk will be used to fund ongoing activities organized by the HILA Center, which offers cosmetic treatments for cancer patients as well as activities organized by the Women’s Health Center. 

Registration is between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. Departure is at 8:15.
There will be two options for the walk: two and six kilometers.
The walk starts and finishes at the same point; at Manof in Misgav.
Additional activities will be offered on the day. Order tickets here: misgavrun.co.il

 We look forward to seeing you on November 12. Thank you for supporting this important cause!

Volunteers to help with the Walk itself or at the Hila Center on an ongoing basis are most welcome!