Kim’s Walk of Hope was created in 2001 by Alyssa Englis, as a tribute to her sister Kimberly. Kimberly was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma, in the spring of 1992, days after graduating in the top of her class at Denison University. Kimberly fought a strong battle for over four years and passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on July 23, 1996. She was a smart, kind and passionate young woman who touched so many lives in the short period she was alive. Over the past nine years nearly $80,000 has been raised for the Ronald McDonald Houses of Syracuse and Boston. Both of these organizations offer services to families of seriously ill children traveling great distances to receive the best in medical care. Through Kim’s Walk of Hope, participants have made a difference in the lives of many families facing the challenges of cancer.