Annual Walk for Hope Sept. 29

Alexandra House will present the eighth annual Walk for Hope Saturday, Sept. 29 at Bunker Hills Regional Park in Coon Rapids.

The Walk for Hope is a family and pet friendly event that includes a 5K run, a two-mile walk, activities for children, displays and information for the whole community. Last year, over 500 community members participated in the event, raising over $40,000 to support Alexandra House programs and services.

Event registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children ages five to 18. Kids under five attend free. Participants can pre-register online at, or register the day of the event.

Registration opens at 8 a.m., and the event kick-off begins at 9 a.m. followed by the 5K run at 9:30 a.m. and the two-mile walk at 9:40 a.m.

The eighth annual Walk for Hope is made possible by the following community sponsors: Country Financial, Verizon, Connexus Energy, Fridley Lions Club, Rasmussen College, Midwest Disability, Nystrom & Associates, Highland Bank, Federal Premium Ammunition, First Advantage Bank, Ameriprise Financial – Barbara J Mahr CFP, Minnesota School of Business, Evolve Systems, Dittrich & Lawrence, P.A., Balloons Galore & More, ABC Newspapers, Starbucks, Allina Health and Bromley Printing. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For event and sponsorship information or to request a paper registration form, contact Amanda Vickstrom at 763-656-1363 or [email protected]

The mission of Alexandra House is to empower victims of domestic and sexual violence, and inspire social change, through education, advocacy and support.

Alexandra House provides 24-hour emergency shelter, support services and legal, hospital and systems advocacy to victims of domestic and sexual violence. The only organization to provide such services locally and free of charge, Alexandra House serves over 3,000 victims of domestic and sexual violence each year.

In addition to direct service provided to victims of domestic and sexual violence, Alexandra House provides ongoing education and professional training in the community.

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