Please join us on Sunday, September 29th for our 12th Annual Walk for Hope at Blackberry Farm in Aurora!

This event is FREE to attend and FAMILY FRIENDLY! The Fox Valley Park District is generously offering those who attend the walk FREE ADMISSION into the park immediately following the event!

What: 12th Annual Walk for Hope

When: Sunday, September 29th from 9 AM -11 AM

Where: Blackberry Farm
100 S Barnes Rd, Aurora, IL

Fundraising Goal: $100,000


If you have any questions regarding Walk for Hope please contact Colleen Galloway, Marketing and Development Coordinator, at or (630) 499-8793

More Than Just A Walk…

There will be many things to do and see at Walk for Hope in addition to the walk itself, such as:
  • Carousal Rides
  • Face Painting
  • Live Music
  • Guest Speakers
  • Coffee and Light Snacks
  • Victim Impact Displays
  • Clothesline Project
  • Mutual Ground Information

The Fox Valley Park District is generously offering those who attend the walk free admission into the park following the event! Pets are not allowed due to Blackberry Farm’s policies.

T-Shirts: Individuals who raise or donate $100 or more will receive a brand new Walk for Hope dri-FIT shirt. Those who raise or donate $500 or more will receive a Mutual Ground jacket!

Our goal is to have everyone who walks create a fundraising page or donate and help raise money so that we can continue to provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence free of charge. It’s going to be a great day of fun, all for a great cause!

All proceeds support Mutual Ground’s mission to provide education, awareness, and life-changing services that empower individuals, families, and communities to end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence.


Check-out our NEW T-Shirts and Jackets this year!

Individuals who raise $100 or more through their fundraising page or donate $100 or more will receive a
new dri-FIT Walk for Hope t-shirt at the event.
Raise or donate $500 or more to receive a Mutual Ground jacket!
For example, if you are on a team of 5 and the team as a whole raised $500, only the team members who raised $100 or more individually will receive a shirt.

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors!

Interested in being a sponsor for the 12th Annual Walk for Hope? Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities HERE!



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