Each quarter Walk With Sally hosts free-of-charge group activities for all friendships, families, and prospective families in our program. The goal is to offer an educational and experiential day-long event while offering Walk With Sally participants a sense of community. This year we were able to provide unique and memorable activities including: The Gentle Barn, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, and Surf Lessons with the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation. We also organized other special activities – Dodger Night, a Galaxy Game, the Nutcracker, just to name a few.
Our latest Friendship Activity took place at K Club Fast Pitch Softball facility in El Segundo. Kids and mentors came in their Halloween costumes and part in a day filled with batting cages, karaoke, hip-hop dancing, meditation, Pilates, and arts and crafts.
Regardless of the event, each day is finished with our closing circle. We discuss highlights of the day, hand out awards, and most importantly we address why we are all gathered together. Everyone in our program has been impacted by cancer, but the Friendship Activities remind them they are not alone.