Brightly colored messages of hope and support adorned the sidewalks Tuesday at St. Charles Cancer Center for the Chalk the Walks event.

St. Charles brought the event back to Central Oregon to bring joy, share love and offer hope to those fighting cancer and their families, according to a news release from the health system.

Started in Vancouver, Washington, in 2011, Chalk the Walks has spread to all 50 U.S. states and 11 other countries around the world. The annual international event’s sole purpose is infusing as many people as possible with some much-needed joy and inspiration, the news release stated.

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