Avon’s Walk for Breast Cancer

by on January 9, 2012

in bruce's thoughts

Avon Walk for Breast CancerOn July 7th and 8th of 2012, Avon will once again hold another Walk for Breast Cancer event in San Francisco.

This walk to raise money to fight breast cancer will take the participant from downtown and into the wilds of Marin County as you will be able to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and down to the Sausalito waterfront.

But don’t be fooled by that pretty outline.  You’ll be getting your exercise to boot because you will also be getting a chance to see for yourself sites like Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street and lots of those wonderfully historic Victorian homes in the city.

Yea, that’s the sales pitch, more or less.  But it’s not just a walk… it’s a weekend because this will be a walk that takes you over 40 miles of territory!  Last year the first day took the walk from San Francisco to Corte Madera.  Then on Sunday, you walked back!

But it’s a good weekend as participants will be doing this to help fight cancer, and in this particular case, breast cancer.

But I’ve been talking up the San Francisco walk because that’s in my neck of the woods.  Avon is sponsoring other walks around the country…

Houston
April 21-22
2012

Washington DC
May 5-6
2012

Boston
May 19-20
2012

Chicago
June 2-3
2012

Rocky Mountains
June 23-24
2012

San Francisco
July 7-8
2012

Santa Barbara
Sept 22-23
2012

New York
Oct 20-21
2012

Charlotte
Oct 27-28
2012

If you’re wondering if these Avon walks have any impact, if you consider that the 2011 walks raised a few bucks:

Houston $1.8M;  Washington DC $5M; Boston $5.2M; Chicago $6.1M; Rocky Mtns $1.9M; SF $4.2M; New York $9.1M and Charlotte $1.7 Million.

That’s nothing to sneeze at and that kind of money helps the fight immensely!

The Power of One Against Breast Cancer

I always say it only takes the Power of $One.

What I mean by that is to never be afraid or embarrassed to contribute $1 to your favorite cause.  I’ve chosen my fight for personal reasons, as many of you have chosen your focused charities of choice.

So whether it be against cancer, ALS or what have you, never be afraid to send a single dollar along.

My prime example was during a NASCAR race during last October, during Breast Cancer Awareness month, if every single viewer of that race sent a lowly, single dollar to the cause, that would have been a quick $4 million bucks.

So yes, every dollar can count, no matter where you send it.

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Want to learn more?  Head on over to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer website.

Thank you for coming by.


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