Friendships that become family – Meet JP & Rachel

This holiday season Walk With Sally will share the magic of FOUR of our incredible friendships. On behalf of our families, we thank each and every one of you for continuing to support Walk With Sally. JP, a 12-year-old watching his mother, Gilma, battle cancer since 2016, was struggling at school before signing up with […]

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 […]

Understanding Childhood Grief – How Walk With Sally Can Help

How Grief Impacts Children When you’ve lost a loved one, the holiday season can be especially painful. Before graduating from high school, 1 child in every 20 will experience the death of a parent. This statistic doesn’t include the children who experience a different kind of loss— the death of a sibling, a grandparent, friend, […]

How To Make An Impact On Your Community

Written by: MacKenzie Paschen, WWS Social Club Member Published by: Melissa Ostrowski The Right Community – Walk With Sally Social Club As a young, professional living in the South Bay and throughout Los Angeles, finding a community to impact can be difficult. Finding one that is like minded and looking to give back, even more […]

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 Takes Over Mulligan Family Fun Center

Walk WIth Sally mentor and mentee attending a Friendship Activity program day event in Torrance California

Friendship Activity 2020 – Mulligan’s Family Fun Center Friendship- what does that mean to you? At Walk with Sally, we believe that it is an important piece to an intricate puzzle that makes up our community. Because of this, we believe it was the perfect theme to kick-off the first Friendship Activity of 2020. On […]

Walk With Sally Mentors’ Frequently Asked Questions

Matthew & Ed mentor and mentee

Frequently Asked Questions About Mentoring As part of National Mentoring Month, Walk With Sally hosted Heathere Evans, an Advisory Board member with Walk With Sally, who founded Pivot Coaching which blends communications, psychology, neurobiology and organizational effectiveness to serve organizations and individuals with professional development, mentoring and coaching programs. Heathere came by and provided her […]

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 […]