When: Monday, September 1, 2014 12:00 am - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:59 pm
Let's Go the Distance to Find a Cure for Childhood Cancer!
Last year, more than 5,000 people joined us in our inaugural Million Mile event to raise awareness of childhood cancer during the month of September (National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month). This year we’re getting ready to do it again! To find a cure for childhood cancer, we’re going the distance – running, walking or biking one million miles. That’s a long way, but the way we see it, a parent of a child with cancer would go that far (and then some) to find a cure.
1 month, 1 cause, 1 million miles...
Kids with cancer need your help!
Alex’s Million Mile – Run.Walk.Ride is a monthlong event organized by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation throughout September (it was named the Million Mile Run in 2013, but we changed the name to incorporate cycling miles this year). The goal is to collectively run, walk and/or ride one million miles to raise funds and increase awareness of the need to support childhood cancer research
- Who can participate? Alex’s Million Mile – Run.Walk.Ride is a collective effort of supporters across the globe. Anyone can join and fight childhood cancer! You can run, walk, or bike your miles, or do a combination, anytime during the month of September.
- Do I have to do this myself? Nope, you can choose to participate individually or you can start or join a team for added fun and motivation.
- How many miles do we have to complete? There is no requirement for the amount of miles you or your team (collectively) complete. Every step counts!
- Why are you doing this? One million miles is 40 times around the equator or two round-trips to the moon. But it’s only 76 miles for each kid or adolescent who will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States alone. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the United States. That’s why it is vital that we raise money to cure it, now.
Get inspired to participate through a few great examples from last year:
Alex Huang, an ALSF funded childhood cancer researcher, and his research staff formed a team that held a fun run and a scavenger hunt to log miles and raise funds.
The Jefferson School Soaring Herons. This small school participated by walking/running on their nature trail and holding a lemonade stand at the school. 82 students logged 944 miles!
The Wilton Cure-iors consists of more than 100 people from Wilton, CT and were one of our top fundraisers in 2013 thanks to securing fundraising matches from two local companies.
The Willen family formed this team in honor of their son and childhood cancer hero Myles who passed away in 1998 and would have turned 17 in September.
Have questions about Alex’s Million Mile - Run.Walk.Ride? Contact Jenna Jackson at J.Jackson@AlexsLemonade.org or (866) 333-1213