On July 20th women and men will be strutting in their bras in CENTRAL Park in an effort to raise money for Breast Cancer #MoonWalkNYC
Every since I had the pleasure of meeting a woman named Dorit Shapiro- a mom of two young girls who battled Stage IV breast cancer, with unfailing bravery and courage in the face of very tough challenges and unfortunately lost her battle in 2008- I’ve been determined to raise funds to support other women who like her, who DESPITE battling breast cancer- still did their best to live full, productive lives. And the facts are SOBERING: One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and almost every one of us has been touched by breast cancer in some way.
And that’s why I am REALLY excited about the fact that this July 2013, Walk the Walk will bring The MoonWalk marathon from the United Kingdom to America for the first time to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer causes. At 10 p.m., on July 20, 2013, thousands of women and men will Power Walk through the city wearing brightly decorated bras to inspire and encourage others to get fit, have fun, and raise money for breast cancer charities in New York.
Presented by Empire BlueCross BlueShield, the overnight marathon through New York City will have an estimated 8,000 participants. The MoonWalk will begin with a participant opening ceremony celebration at Randall’s Island. Walkers will then depart on an up to 26.2 mile route, which will weave its way through Manhattan past the city’s most iconic landmarks, lit up brightly at night. Additionally, there will be a Half Marathon option to ensure that everyone can participate no matter their fitness levels or abilities.
The MoonWalk hopes to raise two million dollars in one night, most of which most of which will be granted to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, to help support their Breast Examination Center in Harlem (BECH), one of the first free screening facilities for breast cancer in the country where 80% of the patients are uninsured but guaranteed support and guidance. Since its inception sixteen years ago in London, Walk the Walk, a grant making charity, has engaged over 300,000 participants and has raised over $126 million dollars to support breast cancer research and those affected by cancer now.
Still on the fence about whether or not you should sign up http://moonwalk2013.
Just watch this video below to glean a bit of inspiration!
The MoonWalk will include two courses to ensure that everyone can participate no matter their fitness levels or abilities: Half Moon (13.1 miles) and Full Moon (26.3 miles) and The MoonWalk NYC hopes to raise $2 million dollars in one night, most of which be granted to Memorial Sloan-Ketting Cancer Center to help support the Breast Examination Center in Harlem, one of the first free screening facilities for breast cancer in the country where 80% of patients are uninsured but guaranteed support and guidance.
So get your prettiest bra- or feel free to decorate one a few cupcakes- and register NOW!! http://moonwalk2013.
This is a sponsored post from One2One Network and Walk The Walk. All opinions stated are my own.