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Tunnell Cancer Center to Host 16th Annual Miracle Mile with Special Performance by Jimmy Charles
For the 16th year, Beebe Healthcare and the Robert & Eolyne Tunnell Cancer Center will celebrate cancer survivors and their caregivers with a one-mile walk on Saturday, June 22, in Rehoboth.
The Miracle Mile brings together cancer survivors and their caregivers, relatives, and friends to celebrate their collective strength, solidarity, resilience.
This year includes a special guest as Eastern Shore native and American Idol alum Jimmy Charles will attend the walk and perform. Charles, a national recording artist out of Nashville, has been a Zero Cancer spokesperson and is the President and Founder of “I Am Not Alone” nonprofit, which provides hope and assistance to survivors across the country.
He will be performing his new release “We are Warriors,” which is quickly becoming the anthem for cancer survivors and their families across the country. After the Miracle Mile, Charles will host an after-party at Hammerheads Dockside.
Participants will gather at All Saints’ Church on Olive Avenue. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the church and the walk steps off promptly at 8 a.m. T-shirts will be given to survivors. We also encourage attendees to invite those who have supported them on their cancer survivorship journey.
Register online at https://miraclemile2019.eventbrite.com or call Tunnell Cancer Center at (302) 645-3100, Ext. 2718.
Everyone is invited to return afterward for fellowship and a complimentary hot breakfast.
Arline Simpson, a breast cancer survivor, started the Miracle Mile walk 16 years ago with Nancy Grimm and Marilyn Gardner to celebrate survivors’ solidarity.
“We wanted to show appreciated for the caregivers because without them we would have never gotten through our treatments,” said Simpson. “I think that it’s important to show that we are dedicated to them and we do appreciate them being caregivers. All the nurses and doctors at Beebe Healthcare and the Tunnell Cancer Center are our angels.”