Help Fight Breast Cancer in Your Community
With CCF’s October charitable initiative of Breast Cancer Awareness Month upon us, we encourage everyone who can to participate in charitable walks to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness. Charitable walk events are a great way to connect with other like-minded supporters, meet with breast cancer survivors and others who have been affected by the disease and lend your support to a cause that affects so many people. And getting involved is much easier than you might think! Here are a few ideas to get walking, and do some fundraising, for Breast Cancer Awareness:
- Locate a charity walk (or create one.) You can do this by visiting the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure website, where an interactive map helps find walks close to you. There’s also the American Cancer Society and its event: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Avon sponsors the Walk to End Breast Cancer. The above three organizations have walks scheduled in cities across the United States; and it’s easy to sign up as a participant for a walk near you. However, if you can’t find a walk close to you, you can also check the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which has suggestions on how to start a fundraiser of your own. Perhaps you could launch your very own Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising walk!
- Put together a team … or walk alone! Although it’s fun to do a charity walk with friends, family and co-workers, nothing says you can’t strike out on your own. Reach out and share with everyone what you’re doing, then invite them to participate. You might be surprised at who’s inspired to join you! Whether you’re a team of five to 10 or more, or a team of one powerfully determined individual, you can make a difference!
- Create your fundraising page (and don’t forget to share it!) Once you sign up for a walk, most sites will give you the opportunity to create a fundraising page that makes it easy for people to donate in your honor for your walk. Splash it across social media, share it via e-mail and encourage everyone you know to share it, too.
- Then … walk! And have fun doing it!
We hope you’ll consider participating in a Breast Cancer Awareness walk next month, whether you join an existing event or create one of your own. Please help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer – and share with us the stories of your volunteer, charitable and fundraising efforts!