Mounting evidence says exercise helps reduce your risk of cancer. Now it’s possible to extend the impact of your workout to others — by joining the 12th annual Los Angeles Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer.
The statistics are startling: This year more than 180,000 women in this country will find out they have breast cancer, and more than 40,000 will die of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Walk for Hope participants can try to cut those numbers by getting some exercise and by supporting breast cancer research, treatment and education at City of Hope.
|Participants gather at the start line for the 2008 San Francisco Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer. (Photo by Leslie Ungar)|
“Research is saving lives every day,” said I. Benjamin Paz, M.D., co-director of City of Hope’s Breast Cancer Program. “City of Hope’s scientists and physicians are rapidly accelerating new discoveries into more effective treatments that are shared with medical centers across the country. Funds raised by Walk for Hope participants and sponsors make this lifesaving work possible.”
The Los Angeles Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer happens Nov. 9 at the City of Hope campus in Duarte, Calif. The event, which finishes off a series of popular Walks held throughout the country, features food, giveaways, entertainment and more.
Walk for Hope celebrity ambassador Andrea Evans, the Emmy-nominated star of ABC’s “One Life to Live,” will lead thousands of breast cancer survivors and their families and friends in a 5K walk and shorter leisure walk.
Those who can’t attend the event but want to support the cause can register and fundraise for a cure as virtual walkers.
This year, Hilton HHonors is providing a variety of incentive prizes, including Hilton HHonors bonus points for members and free night stays.
The grand prize for the 2008 national top fundraiser and national top fundraising team captain is a complimentary five-night stay at a participating Hilton Family hotel and airfare for two from Delta Air Lines.
Walk for Hope events have raised more than $27 million for breast cancer programs at City of Hope since the event series’ inception more than 13 years ago.
For more information and to register, visit the Walk for Hope Web site at www.walk4hope.org.