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.
This is a short video recorded by Mr Bachmann at our breast cancer fundraiser in Pirmasens, Germany. Location was the CVP Halle am Rehpfad 1 and the hair salon “Friseurstudio Haarmony” with Petra Daumenlang and her team were cutting hair for the cause. We are extremely proud of having been able to collect EUR 1,625.00 during this event which will be donated towards the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Santa Barbara. This event would not have been possible without the following sponsors and supporters. A special thanks to:
My family and friends (especially my parents)
Friseurstudio Haarmony, owner Petra Daumenlang (my sister) and her team
1.CVP, President Karl Schuetz and team
Ansen Kiss, photographer, Kiss Studios
local radio station Radio Pirmasens 88.4
Schorni, photographer, city magazine P6
Marcus Wadle, reporter, local newspaper PZ
Mr Bachmann, local TV station “offener Kanal”
Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris (grande price for raffle)
Hotel The Connaught (grande price for raffle)
Hotel One Aldwych (grande price for raffle)
Sonnenstudio Tropicana Winzeln (sponsor)
Restaurant Zum Gruenen Kranz Rodalben (sponsor)
DM Drogerie Markt (sponsor)
The Hirth Family (sponsor)
Robin Meloy Goldsby (sponsor)
Deutsche Bank (sponsor)
Hypo Vereinsbank (sponsor)
Bel Air Hotel (sponsor)
Beverly Hills Hotel (sponsor)
Mr Grueny (sponsor)
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is hosting the Great Start Party to Kick-Off the 2009 Walk Season. The party is happening on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 1pm.
At the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer “Great Start Party,” individuals and teams will register to walk or volunteer for the 2009 events. Local residents will meet other participants, find out about training walks, learn about the impact of past funds raised and much, much more. For returning participants, the “Great Start Party” is an opportunity to register for the upcoming walk, share memories and renew friendships.
The full schedule for the 2009 Avon Walks for Breast Cancer includes:
Houston (April 4-5)
Washington, DC (May 2-3)
Boston, MA (May 16-17)
Chicago, IL (June 6-7)
Rocky Mountains, CO (June 27-28)
San Francisco, CA (July 11-12)
Los Angeles, CA (September 12-13)
New York, NY (October 10-11)
Charlotte, NC (October 24-25).
The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is an annual noncompetitive event which offers women and men a choice of walking a marathon (26.2 miles) or a marathon and a half (39.3 miles) over a weekend to raise money and awareness to fight breast cancer.