Breast Cancer Walks for 2018

Put your feet to work with fundraising walks

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
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Millions of people join in single-day breast cancer charity walks for the cause, and thousands more participate in challenging multi-day breast cancer walks. Plan now to begin to train for these walks and to begin to raise the funds that can end breast cancer.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society hosts Making Strides walks in dozens of locations throughout the U.S. These walks are 3 to 5 miles in length and are noncompetitive.

Registration is free and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. You may register as an individual or part of a team. You can then raise funds for breast cancer research, information, and support. They provide an app and fundraising suggestions to assist you.

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Walks

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Walks are three-day walks held in seven U.S. cities. These walks require a minimum $2300 fundraising to participate. Walkers walk up to 20 miles per day for three days and camp overnight on two nights. This is a significant endurance challenge.

  • Michigan: Aug. 3–5, 2018
  • Twin Cities: Aug. 17–19, 2018
  • Philadelphia Sep. 28–30, 2018
  • Seattle: Sep. 14–16, 2018
  • Atlanta: Oct. 12–14, 2018
  • Dallas/Fort Worth:  Nov. 2–4, 2018
  • San Diego: Nov. 16–18, 2018

Komen Race for the Cure

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events are run/walks are held in numerous cities. They usually feature a short 5-kilometer (3-mile) route.

Check the current schedule for one in your area. They often are very large events with thousands of participants, including survivors, family, friends, and supporters.

OneWalk to Conquer Cancer

OneWalk to Conquer Cancer walks are one-day, 25-kilometer walks in Canadian cities. Formerly, they had a breast cancer focus and then a women's cancer focus, but now they raise funds to battle all forms of cancer.

The walking distance is over 15 miles, a challenge greater than walking a half marathon. You should train to participate so you can enjoy the party at the end. Canadian walks include:

The One Walk to Conquer Cancer will be held in Toronto, Ontario. In 2018, will have a 15-kilometer night walk on September 7, and a 25-kilometer walk and a 40-kilometer marathon on September 8. Benefits the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

The event was also formerly held in Montreal but has not been scheduled for that city since 2016. The walk held in Calgary, Alberta  in 2016 and 2017 but has not been scheduled for 2018.

Avon 39 the Walk to End Breast Cancer Ends

The Avon 39 the Walk to End Breast Cancer have been cancelled for 2018. While events were announced and registration open for events in Houston, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and New York, registrations and donations have been refunded. Avon says they will announce a different fundraising program in spring, 2018 to replace this program which had been held since 2003.

Walking a Breast Cancer Walk

Walkers talk of supreme walking experiences at the Avon Walk and on the 3-Day Walk. The spirit is tremendous and the walking support is super.

Whether you have friends or family members with breast cancer or are a survivor yourself, joining in these walks is a memorable emotional and physical experience.

Many studies have shown the benefits of physical exercise to reduce the risk of breast cancer and to improve the quality of life and longevity of breast cancer survivors. Registering for one of these challenging walks is a great way to motivate yourself to do your walking workouts.​