When a friend had told me that she would be walking in the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk in San Diego I thought to myself, “I could probably do a walk? The only other physical fundraiser I have heard about was the 3 Day Walk for a Cure and I knew that there was no way I was quite ready for that event.

After signing up to join the walk (my 1st one), I ended up researching the organization and was completely glad I had chosen this event to participate and show my support for those who have breast cancer or have overcome the fight.

As I was researching on the Making Strides against Breast Cancer website I found that since 1993, nearly 7 million walkers have raised more than $400 million to help fight breast cancer by participating in this non-competitive, 3- to 5-mile events.

By 8 am the walk had begun, and we were elbow to elbow with fellow supporters and survivors as we walked through Balboa Park and Highway 163 in San Diego. At certain points we would look back and see a mile of pink shirted walkers and see just how far we had gotten.

At the end of the 4 miles I was of course relieved to put my feet up but I was also so touched to know that I was able to support those survivors and their families by something as simple as walking.

Next year I plan on getting a team together from my work and a donation goal to help with researching for the cure.


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the American Cancer Society’s nationwide series of walking events to raise funds and awareness to end breast cancer.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by the American Cancer Society (ACS) via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the American Cancer Society (ACS).



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