Eleanor's Walk to feature a run this year

Our 40th annual Walk will have new features this year.  Eleanor's Walk for Hope will feature a 4 mile run, starting at 1 p.m. right before the 40th Walk begins.  The event ispresented by Plastic Omnium.

Team and individual registration is under way. Click here to register for the walk or here to register for the run.

Sponsorships are still available as well.  Current sponsors include Ford Motor Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Denso, Carrier & Gable, Inc., Chrysler, and Walsh College.

Andrew Humphrey, chief meteorologist at WDIV TV, return for the fifth year as Master of Ceremonies.  

Last year, more than 5,000 supporters  raised approximately $225,000 to support our education and job training programs, our food program, and our community revitalization efforts.

The event was renamed in 2013 to honor Eleanor Josaitis, who co-founded Focus: HOPE with Father William Cunningham 46 years ago.  Although both of our co-founders have passed on, Focus: HOPE is going strong and working hard to continue their work to overcome racism, poverty and injustice.




Here are members of the WALK Steering Committee that helped plan the event:

ACCESS, Rachid Elabed
ARISE Detroit,  Luther Keith
Blue Babies, Saba Gebrai
Build On, Brooke Ahles
Charles H. Wright Museum, Ted Canaday
Chrysler Corporation, Jody Pisching
Connect the Dots, Ed Boyd
Denso,  Melissa Smith
Detroit Media Partnership, Deb Scola
Detroit Police Community Service,  Daran Carey
Eleanor Josaitis Global Initiative, Erica Hyman
Ford Motor Company,  Russ Hopkins
Inergy Automotive/Plastic Omnium, Kari Brook
Lutheran Child & Family Services,  Karen Joseph
Marygrove College, Janice Machusak
MCCI, Kim Stricker
Mercy High School.  Judi Griggs-Dennis
Microsoft,  Donna Bank-Hoglen
Neighborhood Services Organization, Matthew Rosso
Parkman Library,  Sharon Vlahovich
Plymouth-Canton Civitans, Gary & Kathy Turnquist
Public Service Credit Union,  Candance Williams and Laura Saches
SER Metro, Lucia Seed
U of D Jesuit High School,  Todd Wilson
University Liggett School, Peter Gaines
Walsh College,  Jason Sweet
Whole Foods Market, Heather Schember
Focus: HOPE, Bill Wenzell