Karen's 100 Mile Walk for Cancer
October 1-31
benefiting Hartford Hospital's John Hayes Fund for H.O.P.E.

Meet Karen

My name is Karen Cote, I am a breast cancer survivor, and I will be forever grateful for the care I received at the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital. The support and medical expertise provided by Dr. Eisenberg, Dr. Dost, Dr. Bertsch, Marcia Bergman, APRN and countless others made an enormous impact on my life, and I wish to give back to others in the same way.

In the month of October, I will be walking 100 miles to raise money for the John Hayes Fund for H.O.P.E. - whose mission is: “to assist families in need due to a loved one having to undergo cancer treatment. Uses may include, but not be limited to, gift cards, personal expenses, and other assistance as deemed fit by the social workers at the center.” In addition to raising money, I will be dedicating each mile to a patient undergoing cancer treatment, a loved one who has passed away, a survivor or someone in remission.

I am inviting my family and friends who are interested in sponsoring my walk to complete the form. Please be sure to indicate if there is a loved one you would like me to dedicate a mile to throughout my journey through facebook messenger or on your check. I will be updating the miles walked and the first name of individuals recognized daily on my facebook page.

I am grateful for all the support I received during my illness and treatment, and I am once again grateful for your support in this endeavor. Together we can make a difference in the lives of others going through difficult times.

Thank you,



Donate to Karen's 100 Mile Walk on Facebook




Make check donations payable to "Hartford Hospital" and send to the following address:


Hartford Hospital
Department of Philanthropy
80 Seymour Street P.O. Box 5037
Hartford, CT 06102-5037


Reference Karen's 100 Mile Walk in the memo section.