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I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
We all have some connection to cancer. Whether we’ve fought the fight, or know someone who has, cancer is a presence and something that requires extensive treatment, research and support.
I lost my grandmother and my oldest sister to cancer. I also have several friends who have lost someone they love to cancer, too. However it was at the passing of my sister that I decided to seek out ways that I can make a difference in finding cures for all forms — from breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and beyond.
I believe that the easiest way to support the fight against cancer is by fundraising for causes and participating in events such as the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Presented by Hyundai, the walk has raised more than $100 million to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s lifesaving mission to conquer all forms of cancer in children and adults.
Registration for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk is really easy! If you live in or near the Boston area, simply sign up as a single walker, or gather a group of friends or family to create a team. All routes finish at the Copley Square finish area in Boston where walkers will enjoy live music and food, and fun!
The Easiest Way To Support The Fight Against Cancer
~ Hopkinton: 26.2-mile
~ Wellesley: 13.1-mile
~ Boston College: 5-mile
~ Dana-Farber: 3-mile
Fundraising is equally simple: the Walk’s website is packed with lots of tools and resources to help maximize funds raised for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
If you are like me and do not reside in the area, not to worry! Registrants also have the option of being Virtual Walkers – people who walk on their own and provide their support through monetary donations to the Institute from wherever they are.
I have signed up as Virtual Walker! I am so excited to lend my time and efforts towards supporting a cause that will help others! I want to encourage you to do the same! Lace up and take steps toward a cancer-free world by participating in the 2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk! Use my special registration code: BLOG to receive $5 off when your sign up!
Easiest Way To Support The Fight Against Cancer
image source: John Deputy