San Francisco Walk for Hope on June 4th
|May 11, 2011||Posted by jamie under Events, Health, Non-Profits||
From our friends at City of Hope:
Participate in City of Hope’s San Francisco Walk for Hope Nationally Presented by Staples and help discover new treatments and ultimately a cure for women suffering from breast and gynecological cancers. In 2010, there were more than 290,000 new cases of women’s cancers in the U.S. City of Hope knows that fighting one women’s cancer at a time is not enough. Walk for Hope, to be held June 4 at Justin Herman Plaza, supports City of Hope’s multidisciplinary Women’s Cancers Program and is part of the nation’s only series of walks that benefit research, treatment and education programs for cancers unique to women. To register for the Walk or donate, visit www.walk4hope.org.
Walk for Hope easily enables participants to register, form a team and raise funds online with fundraising tools and ideas. Virtual walkers and volunteers also are encouraged to join the fight against women’s cancers. The San Francisco Walk for Hope will feature activities for survivors, friends and families, including sponsor giveaways, a survivors’ pavilion, live music and entertainment, team photos and more. Event day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the Walk begins at 9 a.m. The 5k Walk/Fun Run will travel along the Embarcadero and around AT&T Park.
“City of Hope’s Women’s Cancers Program conducts innovative research to provide effective interventions for women with, or at risk for, breast and gynecological cancers,” said Joanne Mortimer, M.D., director of City of Hope’s Women’s Cancers Program. “We are grateful for the support our program has received through Walk for Hope, which enables us to provide a continuum of care from research to risk assessment, prevention, treatment, education and survivorship.”