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Catholic Charities Corporation Administrative Offices:

7911 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 334-2900

Walk of Hope

October 3 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Walk of Hope

Catholic Charities Disability Services & Ministries celebrates its annual Walk of Hope on the first Saturday in October to benefit persons with disabilities. The walk helps raise awareness and funds for our programs and services that serve persons with disabilities and their families.

The walk begins at St. Augustine Church, located in Cleveland's historic Tremont neighborhood, across from Lincoln Park.

Registration begins at is at 8:30 a.m. followed by a 2-mile walk through the neighborhood that begins at 9:00 a.m. The walk is followed by a 10:30 a.m. raffle and a shorter walk around Lincoln Park at 11 a.m.

The walk includes great food, prizes and guest appearances by local celebrities. Register today to reserve your spot!

Learn More

For more information about the upcoming Walk of Hope, please contact Marilyn Scott at or (216) 334-2962.

History of the Walk

The Walk-a-Thon began in 1977 by a few parents of persons with disabilities. The walk has been held in various locations over the years and has covered many miles.

In 2007, the walk became known as the "Walk of Hope" in memory of our friend Jim Beers. Today the Walk takes place in the Tremont neighborhood and is as much of a "friend-raiser" as it is a fundraiser. 100 percent of the funds raised will benefit our community-based programs and parish-based ministries for persons with disabilities, their loved ones and their supporters.

Some of these programs and ministries the walk supports include Camp Happiness, the Continuing Adult Education Program, the many socials and activities for people with disabilities, referral support for families, special programs for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind and mentally ill, and many ministries that integrate persons with disabilities into Church and society.

Your hope makes our services and ministries possible.


Bronze Ticket - $10

A purchase of a $10.00 Bronze Ticket will buy one movie ticket for an adult with IDD on a community outing.

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Silver Ticket - $25

With your support of a $25.00 Silver Ticket, we can purchase two admits to a local museum for a camp field trip. In return, you'll receive a free gift of an ice scraper!

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Gold Ticket - $50

With a purchase of a $50.00 Gold Ticket, you will provide an art kit for our virtual or in-person programming. In return, you'll receive a FREE gift of a Walk of Hope lanyard!

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Master Ticket - $75

Your support of $75.00 will go to pay a DJ or instructor for virtual programs. In return, you'll receive a FREE gift of a fidget spinner.

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Champion Ticket - $100

Your generosity of $100.00 would provide a pizza party for programs such as Dance Nights or gatherings for the Blind and Deaf. In return, you'll receive a FREE Walk of Hope water bottle!

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Titan Ticket - $250

A Titan Ticket of $250.00 will help go the extra mile by providing one week of camp to a program participant. In return, you'll receive a gift basket that contains an ice scraper, lanyard, fidget spinner, and Walk of Hope water bottle!

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