The third annual West Side Walk for Gilda’s Club, presented by Comfort Research and underwritten by Lake Michigan Credit Union, is coming up this Saturday, Sept. 23.

This is a free community event that raises funds for the free cancer and grief programs offered through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, and showcases West Side businesses and partnerships.

It's an easy and fun event that begins at noon. Registration opens at 11 a.m. for those not already registered. It's a 1.5 mile West Side Walk, which will start and end at Gilda’s Clubhouse, located at 1806 Bridge St. NW. The walk will be followed by a block party until 2 p.m. The event is open to everyone, regardless of fitness level, and will feature family friendly activities, various West Side vendors, live music and an opportunity to tour Gilda’s Club. Lunch is provided for all walkers.

Courtesy Gilda's Club GR

All walkers are invited to further support Gilda’s Club by setting up a personalized individual or team fundraising website. Prizes and incentives are available for those who raise $100 or more. All proceeds will go to support the free emotional health programs for those on a cancer or grief journey offered through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

You can register and get additional details online at