One of the most impactful and well-known fundraisers to fight breast cancer is coming to Washington D.C. this spring. By May, the harsh winter temperatures will be far enough behind us to enjoy the long, scenic route designated for the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer.
Avon 39, with its one simple goal to eradicate breast cancer, takes a widespread and dynamic approach to making a difference. The long, 39 mile walk is a challenge to the participants, thus upping the ante in terms of time and care put into the event. Since its inception in 2003, this traveling fundraiser has raised over $550 million for breast cancer research, education, awareness, screenings, and treatment.
The undoubtedly impactful event comes back to D.C. this May for the first time since 2009, with the promise of furthering efforts against this devastating disease. The walk will span two days and end by coming right through the awe-inspiring National Mall. Completing this major effort amongst the monuments of our country’s founding fathers and most treasured historical figures will only add to the already powerful experience of the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer.
Supporting and participating in the walk guarantees a meaningful impact, as last year’s beneficiaries included renowned institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, Howard University Cancer Center, and Capital Breast Care Center, among others. The event will culminate with ceremonies on Capitol Hill, a short walk from the Capitol Hill Hotel. The walk promises to renew awareness and instigate a greater drive for change here in D.C. To learn more, or to register, visit the Washington DC event page at Avon 39.org.
May 2nd-3rd, 2015