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Monday, September 7, 2020

Boise Optimists Chalk the Walk for Childhood Cancer

 The Boise Optimist Club has been a long-time supporter of childhood cancer programs. It has partnered with the Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) to provide Beads of Optimism for children completing steps in their cancer treatment and held many activities to support the children and their families at Christmas and beyond. 

At Christmas, the club would bring Santa to visit with Mrs. Claus, the elves, and presents. In the spring, the club would host a prom for young students who couldn't attend theirs because of their treatment, and typically, in late summer, it would host a picnic, treating families to a carefree day where all children had the opportunity to run and play. 

That project couldn't happen this year due to COVID-19. Like the resourceful Optimist Club that they are, the Boise Optimist Club decided on a different way to lift spirits and timed their event to coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 

Over the Labor Day weekend, the Bishop Kelly High School Art Club joined with the Boise Noon Optimist Club to Chalk the Walk in front of the Children's Oncology Clinic at St. Luke's Hospital in downtown Boise, Idaho. The club shared the accompanying photos with us. Thanks to all for sharing your optimism. 

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