Archive | June 2009

Announcement: Cancer Walks

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Participating in cancer walks can be a great way to fight cancer and support those who are dealing with the challenges of cancer. Cancer affects all of us, either directly or indirectly.

If you don’t believe cancer affects you, consider these statistics. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.4 million new cases of diagnosed cancer will occur this year alone. In 2004, there were approximately 10.8 million people who had a history of cancer. Last year the cost of cancer was estimated to be over $200 Billion dollars! Cancer does affect all of us.

Cancer walks don’t only raise funds for worthy charities that battle cancer every day. They also help create an awareness and can even be used to recruit volunteers and advocates for the cause.

The purpose of each cancer walk is different. The money raised may go to a nonprofit organization that deals with many forms of cancer or one specific form. Decide where your passion is and get involved in a cancer walk that aligns with your passion.

Some of the more popular cancer walks include:

  • Relay for Life (American Cancer Society)
  • Breast Cancer 3-Day (Susan G. Komen for the Cure)
  • Avon Walk for Breast Cancer (Avon Foundation)
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (American Cancer Society)
  • Lung Cancer Walk (LUNGevity Foundation)

Search out a cancer walk in your area and get involved. You can play a part in wiping out the disease and supporting those who deal with cancer until it is only a memory.

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Fundraising Ideas For Cancer Walks?

In need of ideas to help raise money for The Relay For Life Cancer Walk this coming Friday & Saturday.

car wash, garage sale, bake sale, email people to ask for money, mow grass, paint a house. There are endless ideas to help you raise money.

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How can i find out about any medical walks around my area?

Like walks for cancer, diabetes etc
I live in new york if it helps
I just don't know where to look or get info on it

I would start looking at local hospital websites. Hospitals sponser many of the walks. Also your local american cancer society might have some information or even go to the websites for some of the bigger walks like relay for life, or the breast cancer 3 day walk, ms society, etc. Libraries or local community centers may also have a listing of upcomming events.

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