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 video is 6:15 minutes long. During the time it takes you to watch it, over 5 women across the world will loose their life to breast cancer! That’s one every 69 seconds. 🙁 One person’s Mother, another person’s sister, a daughter, a wife, an Aunt or a best friend… 🙁
I watched this video during my “Getting Started” meeting for my first walk in 2011. Never had I attended a meeting and cried. I was moved beyond words at what I’ve heard and seen! I had to find this video and share it with everyone! “The cure starts with me, you, You and YOU!”
It will take you less than 69 seconds to make a donation! your donation will be put to use the next day! If you’d like to make a donation, my fundraising website is http://bit.ly/dipa3Day12 Or you can donate to any other participant by clicking on the [Donate to a Participant] button from the 3 Day event website http://www.the3Day.org. You can also find further information from here too.
Thank you. Lets be part of the solution, and not wait for reality to hit us hard, and then try and do something! Lets try and find that cure sooner rather than later, and make the future better for our children!
I just 9 days I will be walking in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day. I will be walking 60 miles in just 3 days. I have been training for the last 9 months for this journey and have now come up short on donations. I have pledged to raise $2,200 in order to walk. So far I have managed to raise $745, which leaves me short by about $1455…
I have been touched by such strong women who have battle breast cancer and have found that this is the perfect opportunity to spread awareness and stand up for a cure. I do not want my children or grandchildren to endure this awful disease that claims so many lives every year. Our team captain for the walk is a breast cancer survivor and after battling chemo and radiation, she finally had a double mastectomy in order to rid the cancer. Because of her strength and inspiration myself and seven other women have pledged to walk with her on this amazing journey.
If anyone could please help by passing this message along to family and friends, and by making a donation to my Susan G. Komen webpage, it would be greatly appreciated. I only have a few days to come up with the remaining balance or I don’t get to walk.
Please feel free to check out my webpage sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day. You can make a donation online or mail one in using the donation form provided on the website.
This is not a scam you can go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day at www.the3day.org. You can search by my team or name if you wish and it will take you to my web page. My team name is Team Mount Everbreast you will see the names of all of our team members, my name is Kristin.
I wanted to participate in the 3 day walk for the Susan G Komen Foundation so support research for breast cancer but there is no way that I would be able to raise $2,300. I tried to find a few others but they also require you to fundraise over a thousand dollars just to participate.
Does anyone know of similar walks that are in Chicagoland that are less expensive?
You can check this site for further information.
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