Join us on our Journey to a Million!
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 month long 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!
Giulianna, a neuroblastoma survivor, inspired her family and friends to walk and log miles for Alex's Million Mile.
The employees of Auntie Anne's talk about their positive experience with Alex's Million Mile - Run. Walk. Ride.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator grant recipient, Jennifer Kalish, talks about her positive experience with Alex's Million Mile - Run. Walk. Ride.
Have questions about Alex’s Million Mile - Run.Walk.Ride? Contact our fundraising team, [email protected] or (866) 333-1213.