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Breast Cancer

Gal to Gal Virtual Walk for Breast Cancer

In October women across America are joining together for the interactive Gal to Gal Virtual Walk to raise funds and awareness for Stage IV breast cancer patients and their families. Designed for women who are too busy for a walkathon but still want to give back to the cause, participants can create their Gal likeness online at -- the $3 entry fee will go to Making Memories, which grants wishes to Stage IV patients.

Participants join cancer survivors and supporters on a virtual walk through 31 cityscapes throughout October. It's a quick, easy way for women to give back, share stories about their own cancer battles, and create a new interactive community. Jeanne Fitzmaurice, founder of the Gal to Gal Foundation, started the foundation in honor of two friends who lost their breast cancer battles.

Komen Race for the Cure Series

The Komen Race for the Cure Series is the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world. The Komen Race for the Cure Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. There are more than 100 races that take place every year.

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a three-day, 60-mile walk in 15 cities across the country. Funds raised benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and impact breast cancer research and community-based breast health and education programs.

Susan G. Komen Marathon for the Cure

The Komen Marathon for the Cure provides long-distance runners the opportunity to raise much-needed funds while training for and running in some of the most elite distance races in the world.

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

This walk stretches 39 miles over two days. You can walk as far as you choose, but if you walk the entire distance, you will travel just over 39 miles total throughout the weekend. Most walkers aim to walk at least the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles), which you can spread out over both days. Or, you can choose to walk a full marathon on Saturday, and then add an extra half-marathon (13.1 miles) on Sunday. Again, how far you walk is your choice, and you can make up your mind (or change it) right on the spot!

Revlon Run/Walk for Women

This 5K run/walk takes place in New York City and in Los Angeles with nearly 100,000 men, women, and children joining together to raise money for women's cancers.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's overnight event to raise money for research and programs of the ACS. Each of the more than 4,800 relays nationwide is an overnight event that mobilizes communities to celebrate survivors and anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer, remember loved ones, and raise money for the fight against cancer. Teams of eight to 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags with the goal of keeping one person on the track at all times. Relay for Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, churches -- people from all walks of life. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the relay.

Light the Night Walk

Funds raised through the Light the Night Walk support the work of hundreds of the world's best and brightest researchers in their search for better therapies and cures for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

Climbing for a Cure

Climbing for a Cure will promote the work and efforts of the Breast Cancer Fund through climbing the seven summits of the world (the highest point on each continent). Only slightly over 100 human beings have completed this task, making this a global event and ultimate challenge in terms of climbing skills, expedition organization, and world promotion. They also work with single ascents.

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Since 1993 more than 8 million walkers have raised $450 million to help fight breast cancer in this nationwide series that ranges from 3 to 5 miles.

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gski2 wrote:

"Make SAVING LIVES part of your TRAINING" and join our charity team for the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Post-close entries available. Help OUTRUN DIABETES in 2012!

2/27/2012 11:32:18 AM Report Abuse
dwightdjohnson wrote:

Should be able to organize it by zip so I can find those closest to me 1st!

2/24/2012 01:51:40 PM Report Abuse
hrwoytash wrote:

It would be nice to have this list by "sport" or event type as well.

2/24/2012 11:47:06 AM Report Abuse
ecdupuis1 wrote:

Also, for ALS is United We Dance to Find a Cure--Zumba! Find a Zumbathon near you by going onto!

2/24/2012 11:10:41 AM Report Abuse
ianlisa2 wrote:

Check out It's a race in St. Albert, Alberta May 6 with distances for all runners or walkers. We support kids and seniors through this run and make it a day long event for the family!

2/24/2012 10:18:01 AM Report Abuse

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