Run, Walk, Get Fit for a Cause
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Breast CancerGal 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 www.galtogalwalk.org -- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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 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.
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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