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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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Race For The Cure 2010

1019LiteFMhttp://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/1019litefmNonprofitrace for the cure, susan g. komen, cancer awareness, cancer walks, breast cancerRace For The Cure 2010

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Why I Walk for Cancer

Over the past 3 years I have been involved in the Susan G. Komen 3 day for the cure as a 4 time walker and 1 time crew member. I have also been the Survivorship Chair and Event Chair of Relay For Life at James Madison University. This video shows my reasons for raising money and awareness for cancer.

email me at ibeam88@gmail.com if you are interested in donating to me for either Relay For Life or The Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure!

Song is “Lift Me Up” by Kate Voegele

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Collaborate With Others to Improve Your Cancer Walks

Charity Walks NetworkWould you like to learn new, fresh ideas that you could use to improve your cancer walk? Would you like a way to tap into other people experienced in organizing walks? I thought you would.

A new social networking site was launched today that was created specifically for people who are passionate about charity walks. Joining and participating is free. It is the Charity Walks Network.

At the Charity Walks Network there is a forum to ask and answer questions. There is a blog where each member can post personal thoughts and experiences. There is even a section to promote charity walk events.

“Now walkathon leaders have a place to go to connect with each other, share ideas, and benefit from the accumulated wisdom of the crowd,” said Lee Garverick, author of www.walkathonguide.com. “This will be a wonderful asset for everyone.”

Those who are passionate about charity walks can include:

  • Committee members
  • Nonprofit staff
  • Company sponsors
  • Volunteers
  • Walkers/fundraisers
  • Donors
  • Consultants
  • Product/service providers

Go to http://CharityWalks.ning.com and get your free membership now. Start using the network to build friendships, find new ways to improve your cancer walks, and help others.

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