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Celebration Walk


The Celebration Walk has been held each year in May for the past two decades to honor loved ones who have died. Hundreds of local families attend annually to participate in free children’s activities, enjoy live music and release butterflies in memory of loved ones. The event is known for the thousands of luminaries lit at dusk across Midland Care’s 22-acre campus.

The Celebration Walk is free and open to anyone in the community, including those who have never used Midland Care’s services or who are visiting campus for the first time. The event does not feature a scheduled or timed walk, but is an opportunity for the public to stroll Midland Care’s scenic campus at 200 SW Frazier Circle in Topeka.

The theme of Midland Care’s Celebration Walk is Celebrating the Dash of Life, honoring the dash between the day we are born and the day we die.

This is our major fundraiser for the year and funds are used to provide hospice care for anyone who needs it, regardless of ability to pay. For example, a single gift of $1,000 will provide seven days of in-home hospice care. Each year, Midland Care provides over $500,000 in uncompensated care, keeping the promise we made 40 years ago to accept all referrals.

Event parking is not available at Midland Care. Shuttles are provided to and from the event starting at 5:30 PM. Parking locations will be updated closer to the event.

Midland Care is a smoke-free campus. No alcohol is permitted at the event.

Celebration Walk Silent Auction
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Each year, Midland Care hosts a Silent Auction to kick off the Celebration Walk season. Thanks to our generous donors, our auction boasts a variety of vacation packages, NCAA sports packages, family-friendly event access, theatre tickets, all-inclusive Caribbean resort stays, Walt Disney World family packs, baskets for every interest, and more!

Click here on or after May 1 to register to bid and track your progress online. For mobile access, email your first and last name and cell phone number to Emily Thomas at with the subject “Silent Auction Access” and you’ll receive a mobile link to access the auction with your cell phone once it goes live.


Purchase a Luminary Donate to the Celebration Walk Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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