Come the afternoon of Sunday, September 16, the streets of Birch Bay Village will be open to the public and teeming with area residents walking to raise money for the fight against cancer.
The event will take place from 2 to 5 p.m., and there will be both a three- and a five-mile loop participants can walk. Registration is $15 for adults and $5 for children 16 and under, and donations will also be accepted. All proceeds will go to the PeaceHealth Cancer Center in Bellingham.
“We want to stand by the people who have been fighting cancer,” both within the gated community and in the larger Blaine area, organizer Charlene Jordan said.
Jordan said bikes, scooters and leashed pets are welcome during the day’s activities. Participants can enjoy free acupuncture sessions provided by Gentle Acupuncture, chair massages provided by Loomis Hall Massage and Monroe Therapeutic Massage and an ice cream social with all kinds of toppings.
“We don’t normally open up events to the outside,” Jordan said. “It’s just a genuinely great area.”
The route will take walkers along the beach and through the low-traffic roads of the community. For information or to register, contact Jordan at 371-2929. Participants should pre-register to avoid backups at the gate.