Walking For Hope

Jay Alberts
3 min readApr 18, 2021

Reel You is proud to be a Community Partner for the 2021 Hope Walk to help our friends at Cancer Support Community continue providing comprehensive care — including counseling, support groups, nutrition, exercise and education — for cancer patients and their loved ones.

Like you, I am walking for hope this year.

Mom and I visiting Portugal together in October 2017.

My mom has been through the gauntlet battling a rare form of cancer. She’s starting a new treatment now and we’re hopeful a big break is right around the corner.

Cancer and COVID have interrupted our lives in a major way. When our world gets turned upside down, we find comfort in our family, friends and community. All of a sudden, the moments we get to spend together with loved ones have taken on a whole new meaning.

Those moments can be captured in Reel You.

My family and friends use Reel You to capture our experiences together and share amongst ourselves. It’s a more intimate way to document the moments that matter to you with the people who matter to you.

Between May 9th and May 15th, we’ll be using Reel You to capture our team’s Hope Walk. Each team member will add a photo and story from their walk. Even though we will be geographically distributed, Reel You allows us to create a nice collective memory of the event.

Create a moment in Reel You for the Hope Walk. Everyone can add their photos and stories!

Here’s how you can capture and selectively share your Hope Walk too:

  1. Download Reel You from the App Store
  2. One team member creates a Hope Walk moment and shares it with the rest of the team [extra resource: understanding how sharing works]
  3. Walk! … and make sure to snap a few pictures along the way 📸
  4. Each person adds their photos and stories from the walk [tip: press the green buttons to update the moment]

Please view the FAQs or contact info@reel-you.com if you need ANY help or have ANY questions about getting started. I am more than happy to assist you, so don’t hesitate to reach out!

Sometimes, you don’t want to share with the whole world.

There are things you don’t want to share publicly, especially during such a difficult period in your life. Sharing selectively, however, can be a great way to reflect on your journey together and truly cherish each moment.

✅ Is this a moment with the family? The whole family can contribute to the memory and add it to their own “Reel” of memories.

✅ Is this a moment between you and a friend? Keep the moment just between the two of you.

✅ Don’t want to share at all? Your moment can remain completely private, similar to a journal entry.

My family has been using Reel You for nearly a year and we each find it very gratifying to flip through our personal Reel to appreciate our lives and relationships in a new way. I hope you find sharing moments with your friends and family as enjoyable as we do.

Happy walking!