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2021 Wilmot Warrior Walk FAQ 

We are excited at the chance to welcome in person many from our community to participate in the 2021 Wilmot Warrior Walk in support of cancer research and survivorship at Wilmot Cancer Institute. Safety is our top priority. Below are responses to some questions you may have. 

If you have additional questions, please contact Stephanie Sheets, associate director of advancement and community events, at Stephanie.sheets@rochester.edu


How are you keeping everyone safe? 

Safety is our top priority! We are limiting the event to only those who are fully vaccinated. Additionally, the event takes place outdoors. We believe the combination of these two factors will lead to a safe event, but participants may also choose to wear a mask if they have concerns. 


Could I come to the event if I am unvaccinated but wear a mask? 

At this time, we are asking that only those who are fully vaccinated attend. If you would like to get vaccinated, there’s still time! Learn more about vaccination options near you.


Are children allowed at this event? 

Because the event is limited to those who are fully vaccinated, and children under 12 are not eligible to be vaccinated, the event will be primarily for adults and teens this year. We hope we can welcome children back to the event soon! In the meantime, we encourage families with children under 12 to have your own walk or run at home, a local park, or wherever you are. Take photos and share on your social channels using #WilmotWarrior. We’ll be watching and sharing some posts!


Will I have to bring proof of my vaccination? 

No, we will not require participants to show proof of vaccination.  


I have a weakened immune system as a cancer patient. Should I attend the Wilmot Warrior Walk in person? 

If you have questions about whether it is safe for you to attend an event like this, please talk with your oncology team. They can provide you with the best guidance based on your individual situation.  


If I decide to participate virtually, what does that mean? 

This means you register for the event and pay the fee ($35), which serves as a donation to support cancer research and survivorship care at Wilmot. Participants who register and raise $100 will receive a T-shirt; those who raise more than $300 will receive a canvas bag.  (All prizes will be sent by mail.) 

If you choose to participate virtually from wherever you are the weekend of the event, you can submit your run time using a form on the Wilmot Warrior Walk website.  


How can I make the virtual walk more fun? 

To feel connected, we encourage participants to post about the event on your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and then add the hashtag #WilmotWarrior. Just make sure your post is set to public so it shows up on the feed on our Wilmot Warrior Walk website! We may also share some #WilmotWarrior posts on Wilmot’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. We also invite you to join us for a scheduled Facebook Live Stream on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. 

Other fun ways to get involved include: 

    Make a team T-shirt 

    Chalk or driveway 

    Create a yard sign to post in your yard 

Creativity is encouraged – and we’d love to see your pics using #WilmotWarrior! 


Is there a way I can participate virtually with the in-person event? 

Yes. We plan to stream the Warrior Walk at 11 a.m. on Facebook Live. Please walk or run with us, wherever you are! 

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