Ernie and Brian: Friendship of the Year 2021

August 11, 2021 Written by: Jen Tomo, Program Coordinator at Walk With Sally Ernie and Brian High school graduation is a huge milestone in a child’s life. It’s an accomplishment that is honored and celebrated. What isn’t often celebrated are the small accomplishments that are instead large feats in the life of a child who […]

Walk With Sally Mentee J.P. Turns Struggle Into Strength

August 9, 2021 Written by: Jen Tomo J.P., an 11 year old boy and his mom Gilma came to the United States as refugees from El Salvador. J.P. has seen and experienced things no child should endure. Thankfully Gilma and J.P. were able to escape the traumatic events they experienced in their home country but […]

Looking to Mentor – This Is My Journey

Path To Becoming A Mentor A personal journey of a Walk With Sally mentee alumni and her goal of becoming a Walk With Sally mentor in such a supportive cancer community. Hannah shares her story in her own words. Hannah’s Journey I was fourteen when I was first introduced to Walk With Sally, just one […]

Nicole and Deborah: Brought Together by Breast Cancer

Mentor Nicole and Mentee Deborah at Walk With Sally's tie dye Friendship Activity in El Segundo

Nicole & Deborah: Brought Together by Breast Cancer Nicole and Deborah were matched in November of 2018, and while we’ll get to where they are now, their path to finding Walk With Sally was paved by their experiences with cancer. Deborah: the mentee Deborah, at just 13 years old, has seen her mom battle, and […]

Walk With Sally Hands Out Three Scholarships in 2020

Betty Scholarship Quote about Walk With Sally

Scholarships Building Hope For The Future Remember that moment at the end of your graduation ceremony where everyone threw their caps up into the air?  Unfortunately our 2020 grads won’t have that exact moment, but we couldn’t help but tip our hats to our 8 incredible graduating seniors. Bella, Betty, Bre’Anna, Connor, Liam, Matthew, Naivy […]

What’s COVID Doing To Our Kids?

The Traumatic Effect of COVID-19 If you’re anything like us, you’ve heard all about the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the health system, on our economy, on our schools….but what’s happening to our kids? A traumatic event can be defined as “an incident that causes physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological harm. The person(s) experiencing the […]

Putting the Men in Mentoring

Men Who Mentor: Meet Peter In honor of National Mentoring Month, Walk With Sally is honoring all of our mentors who contribute to our organization! We are so grateful for our volunteer mentors and all that they contribute to the Walk With Sally community. One mentor, Peter Phelps, is a cancer survivor, and just celebrated […]

Mentorship Spotlight: Meet Danny + Bryan

Mentorships & Friendships: Creating Hope In Spite of Cancer Meet Bryan & Danny: Danny is 11 years old and four years ago he lost his mom to stomach cancer.  He’s now living with his older sister and typically keeps to himself in his room, oftentimes alone in the apartment they share.  Danny’s sister found out about Walk […]

The Virgen Family: Community Support For The Whole Family

The Virgen Family impacted by Breast Cancer at a Walk With Sally event

Finding Out About Cancer When the Virgen family found out that Flora had stage 4 Breast Cancer, it was time for them to come together as a family, but they also wanted to make sure their kids had support. Not knowing where to turn or even how to talk to their kids about cancer, Ariel […]

Creating A Future Filled With Hope: Liam’s Story

Mentor and Mentee Friendship Brian and Liam together with his mom and breast cancer survivor Betsy

Liam was just a young teenager when he found out about his mom’s breast cancer diagnosis and he found himself continuing to listen to the voice in his head reassuring him that she would be fine, listening to that voice giving him hope. In June of 2017, he was matched with Brian and the hope […]