October may be Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the battle against the disease is fought daily. One great way to join the fight is to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation by participating in the Breast Cancer Three-Day Walk.
This walk sounds incredible. After raising a minimum of $2,200 for breast cancer research and initiatives, you walk 60 miles over the course of three days — about 15 to 22 miles a day. There are events in 14 cities starting in August and running through November. It might seem early to start planning for something happening at the end of Summer, but informational meetings are happening now (here's the link to the calendar of informational meetings). Plus you are going to want to train because that is half the fun. Plus we all know there are great health benefits to regular walking. Sugar user kscincotta lost 8 lbs. while training last year for her walk! She also raised $8,000 — wow! Good work all the way around!
Want to see if your city is participating? Then just
- Chicago – August 8-10
- Boston – August 15-17
- Cleveland – August 22-24
- San Francisco Bay Area – September 5-7
- Seattle – September 12-14
- Twin Cities – September 19-21
- Michigan – September 26-28
- Washington, DC – October 3-5
- Philadelphia – October 17-19
- Atlanta – October 24-26
- Tampa Bay – October 31 - November 2
- Dallas/Fort Worth – November 7-9
- Arizona – November 14-16
- San Diego – November 21-23
Do you think you are going to do one? Do the miles seem daunting, or the money? Tell me in the comments section below.