Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes! Come Walk With Me 2024 is an in-person event.

If you’re not able to join us on Saturday, October 5, you can walk throughout the month of October and continue fundraising.

We encourage you to share how you’re keeping the Come Walk With Me spirit alive on Facebook.

*Times are subject to change as we continue to plan.
7:30am - Check-in begins; food trucks and vendor booths open
8:25am - Program begins
8:30am - Kids Dash begins
8:45am - Cancer survivor group photo 
9am - Come Walk With Me kickoff / 5K walk begins

The festivities begin and end at The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse in Sumner (13608 Cannery Way).

Registration

Through August 19 COB, registration is $25 for ages 13 and up. Registration will be $30 starting August 20. Registration for cancer survivors and patients is $15, and kids ages 5 to 12 can register for $10. All children 4 and under are free, yet they don't receive a shirt.

Please note: All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

That's what we're here for! Contact event manager Lynn Miller at lynn.miller@multicare.org with any questions you may have.

Yes. Every participant must register themselves and pay the associated registration fees, even if they’re part of a larger team. Your Team Captain can’t register on your behalf. These fees help offset the operational costs of putting on the event every year.

The last day you can register online is September 27, 2024.

Yes you can! But who wants to stand in line to register instead of enjoying the festivities? We encourage you to sign up now to avoid waiting on October 5.

If you’re walking as an individual or if you’re a Team Captain, yes! Skip the lines on event day and join us for pre-event packet pickup at 13223 Houston Road in Sumner on either Tuesday, October 1, from 10am to 6pm or Thursday, October 3, from 4 to 7pm.

If you’re part of a team but aren't a Team Captain, please don’t come to packet pickup. Team Captains are responsible for distributing packets.

All participants registered by Tuesday, September 5, will receive an official Come Walk With Me T-shirt. Tees for participants who register after September 5 will be given on a first come, first served basis. Register online to guarantee yours!

Because your registration fee helps contribute to the costs of producing the event, it isn’t tax-deductible. However, any amount you choose to donate or fundraise on top of the registration fee is tax-deductible.

MultiCare Good Samaritan Foundation's Tax ID Number is 91-1514257.

Fundraising & donations

Registration fees are a requirement for all participants, and we encourage all participants to continue to fundraise throughout October. Your fundraising helps support vital programs and services for breast cancer patients in your community. Rest assured that the funds you raise will always stay local.

Yes we can, and thank you for your support! Check out our Fundraising Tips to get started and reach out to event manager Lynn Miller at lynn.miller@mlticare.org for more tips.

Funds raised through Come Walk With Me benefit breast health programs at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital and the Good Samaritan Cancer Resource Center. Check out our Cause page to learn more about the donor-supported programs that help ease the process of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Fundraising will close on October 31, 2024. 

Definitely! Utilizing your Participant Center is easy and the best way to reach your fundraising goals. You can also change your password, your username or update your personal information. Download our Participant Center How-To Guide or watch the video on our Fundraising page to learn more. 

If you need any help with logging in, please contact lynn.miller@multicare.org.

Please make all checks payable to MultiCare Good Samaritan Foundation.

Donations can be mailed to:

MultiCare Good Samaritan Foundation
Attn: Come Walk With Me
PO Box 5296
MS:1313-3-FND
Tacoma, WA 98415

When mailing in your donation(s), be sure to include a note letting us know your name and if you belong to a team.

We like where your head is at! Most employers have matching gift programs to match charitable donations made by their employees. It’s easy to do and a great way to reach your fundraising goals even faster. Contact your Human Resources department today to find out if your company has a matching gift program, so you can double your impact.

On event day

Absolutely. However, please be aware there are some spots of gravel and rough terrain along the route.

Sure! We love dogs, and we even have a Pinkest Pet Contest! Just make sure your pup is on a leash at all times, and you’re required to clean up after your pet.

Parking at The Old Cannery isn't available. Please park at any of the parking lots in the surrounding area. You may also park on any of the Sumner streets as depicted by city signage (except Main Street, which will be closed). We strongly recommend carpooling.

All children 10 and under can participate in the Kids’ Dash. This fun run is free of charge. Our little runners don’t need to check in at the event. The event emcee will make an announcement for all participating kiddos to line up at the bridge.

 

  • Survivor Photo
    All breast cancer survivors are invited to join us for a group photo before the start of the walk.
  • Pinkest Pet Contest
    Do you have a pet who loves to show their support for Come Walk With Me just as much as you do? Enter them in our Pinkest Pet Contest by visiting our Pinkest Pet Booth.
  • Bedazzled Bra Contest
    Get your creative juices flowing and create a fabulous bedazzled bra ahead of the event. On October 5, stop by the Bedazzled Bra Booth and submit your masterpiece for judging. Winners will be announced after the walk.
  • Visit Downtown
    The fun doesn't stop once the walk ends! Take a stroll through the shops of downtown Sumner after completing the 5K route. Many businesses will have treats, discounts and other surprises for Come Walk With Me participants. 

 

Volunteering

Yes! Come Walk With Me is powered by the support of incredible community volunteers. Check out our volunteer opportunities and contact Event Manager Lynn Miller at lynn.miller@multicare.org if you have any questions or need more information.

Still have questions?

Please contact Event Manager Lynn Miller at lynn.miller@multicare.org.

 In Partnership With:

 

            Old Cannery Logo            city of sumner logo

 

          Premier Sponsors:

Howard S Wright Logo              Sellen

Skanska


          Diamond Sponsors:

 

     Beast Runners Logo            Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary            MultiCare Grannie's Attic Thrift Store


 

          Pink Boa Sponsors:

 

     DINW Logo              Main Street Tattoo              A Picket Fence


 

          Pink Ribbon Sponsor:

 

     Davita

 

          In-Kind Sponsor:

     Showcase