Walk to End Breast Cancer at Breast Cancer Walks

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer found in women. In their lifetimes 1 in 12 or 13 women will get breast cancer before the age of 90 in the western world. Next to lung cancer breast cancer is also the number 2 cancer killer among women. Breast cancer walks seek to increase awareness of breast cancer and raise money for research to fight this disease.
Throughout the United States, Canada and Britain as well as in other countries around the world breast cancer walks are commonplace. They serve as a way to increase breast cancer awareness as well as raise money for research and development of new treatments and technologies that is hoped to one day end breast cancer once and for all.

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer walks are one of the many breast cancer walks that you will find going on throughout the United States. They are held in a number of different cities each year and are one of the most powerful breast cancer walks. Including marathon walks, half marathon walks and two half marathon walks these events are one of the ways that Avon works to fight the battle against breast cancer. Registration for the event costs $55 and you must raise $1,800 in donations in order to participate in any of the events.

More breast cancer walks can be found in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day Walks. Some of the most hard-hitting of breast cancer walks, these walks last for three days of 20-mile walks, a total of 60 miles. Walkers camp out with the group where meals and snacks are provided. Events are held in numerous cities throughout the United States every year. Registration is $90 and walkers must raise $2,200 in donations in order to participate.

Also hosted by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Held throughout many different US cities these 5 kilometer breast cancer walks and runs are a great way to promote breast cancer awareness. Cost ranges between $20 and $25 and includes a free t-shirt. Awards are given for the winning runners. The earning of donations is encouraged but not required for these events. If there is no local event near you can also participate in the Susan G. Komen Virtual Race for the Cure. Information can be found at the official web site: www.komen.org

You might also be interested in the Revlon Run/Walks to end breast cancer. Sponsored by the well-known cosmetics manufacturers Revlon, these events are hosted annually in both New York and Los Angeles. While one of the more exclusive of the breast cancer walks, they are also some of the largest. Expect large turn-outs and plenty of excitement at these massive runs sponsored by Revlon.

Many cities also host their own breast cancer walks every year. For example the Atlanta 2-day Walk for Breast Cancer allows residents of the Atlanta area to go out and walk in support of breast cancer awareness as well as research and development. The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer guarantees that at least 70% of all monies raised through their events be spent on breast cancer support, research, financial assistance and awareness programs.

Other countries can get in on the act too. Both Canada and the United Kingdom have their own breast cancer walks. Other countries are beginning to participate as well. Breast cancer walks are increasing in quantity and quality throughout the western world. Breast cancer is serious business but breast cancer walks can be a fun and exciting way not only to increase breast cancer awareness among women but also raise money for breast cancer causes. Chances are there are breast cancer walks going on in your area sometime during the year. Participating in these events can be a great way to show your support as well as test your physical capabilities in these often lengthy and strenuous walks.
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