When a loved one is suffering from breast cancer, it can leave you feeling helpless. But National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October is an annual reminder that there is something we can do to help the more than 200,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and the tens of thousands who are expected to lose their lives to the disease. We can honor those we’ve lost and support those who continue to fight by spreading awareness about the importance of regular check-ups. We can also take action by traveling to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and participating in walk/run races that fundraise for research to find a cure. These three walk/runs will help remind your loved one that, although she may have been the one diagnosed with breast cancer, she is not walking alone on her road to recovery.
Race Name: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Locations: Events held in cities throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Italy, Israel, Greece, Belgium, and Egypt, to name a few.
Distance: The races are typically a non-competitive 5K or a one-mile fun walk.
Registration Fee and Fundraising: $25 registration fee, with a recommended fundraising goal of $100.
Race Name: The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Cancer
Locations: Events held in cities throughout the U.S.
Distance: Walks range in distance from three to five miles.
Registration Fee and Fundraising: Most walks do not have registration fees and there is no minimum amount to raise to participate. However, walkers are encouraged to raise at least $100, or to set an even higher goal.
Race Name: Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
Locations: New York; Charlotte, N.C.; Houston; Washington, DC; Boston; Chicago; Santa Barbara, Calif.; San Francisco
Distance: The two-day walk goes up to 39 miles, covering 26.2 miles on the first day and 13.1 on the second day. However, walkers can choose the distance they’d like to go, based on their ability.
Registration Fee and Fundraising: $65 registration fee, with a fundraising goal of $1,800 for each participant.
Ready to get moving? Check out our SlideShare presentation, “Travel for a Cause,” for a step-by-step guide that will walk you through preparing for a race, from start to finish.