Ready to take your fitness to the next level? September is the perfect time to join a 30-day fitness challenge to accelerate your fitness goals and lock in healthy habits! And this year, while so many of us are forced to stay apart, joining a virtual fitness challenge is an awesome way to connect with each other, motivate together, and reach fitness goals all while staying safe!
Some days, it can be hard to get up and get moving (after all the couch is super comfy!). But childhood cancer happens everyday. During this global pandemic, children still need access to life-saving treatments and families find themselves in difficult emotional and economic circumstances. We can make a difference for kids with cancer! If you need a little inspiration, meet these three childhood cancer heroes who inspire us every day to move towards safer cures and treatments for children with cancer:
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and around the now-virtual hallways of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), it is also time for The Million Mile. The Million Mile is a virtual fundraising and awareness campaign that lasts the whole month of September. Supporters everywhere join together to log the miles that they walk, run and cycle, while raising funds for childhood cancer research. In these days when we spend so much time apart, joining a virtual fitness challenge is a great way to feel connected!
September brings new beginnings to families everywhere. It’s a new school year and sports, dance and other extracurricular activities begin. It’s also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and around the hallways of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, it is time for The Million Mile, a month-long awareness and fundraising campaign. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, supporters everywhere join together to track the miles that they walk, run and ride.
Even though childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children, research is critically underfunded as compared to adult cancer research. The Million Mile is a chance to change that fact and to help continue Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s mission of finding cures and safer treatments for all children. There are a million reasons why everyone should join the fight against childhood cancer. Meet three very important reasons why you should join The Million Mile this September.
Launched by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) in 2013, The Million Mile encourages supporters to walk, run or cycle as many miles as possible during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September while raising money to help kids with cancer. In 2018 alone, more than 1,500 teams with 8,000+ participants raised over $1.3 million.
Stephen Cohn, Co-President of Sage Financial, and Rebecca Anderson, the firm’s Director of Engagement and Communications, shared how they turned The Million Mile into real money to help kids fight cancer and how it became an annual opportunity to deepen client engagement and encourage team building. Here is why you should too.
While working at a juice bar in college, Hailey made fast friends with her co-worker, Dillan. Dillan was a high school student, a vibrant kid who loved life and would often go out with Hailey and other friends after work. A year after the pair became friends, Dillan was diagnosed with leukemia. Five months later, in September, he was gone. This September, in Dillan’s memory, Hailey made the commitment to log 100 miles and raise more than $2,000 as a Gold Medal Miler during The Million Mile.
Whether you are a casual walker, an avid cyclist or a triathlete, YOU can make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer. To show support for and bring awareness to Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, participants of all ages log as many active miles as possible all month long while raising money to help kids with cancer. Our goal is to collectively move 1 million miles during the month of September during The Million Mile. Here are 7 great ways you can rack up miles and raise awareness of the need for cures for childhood cancer!
Held each September, The Million Mile is a month long fundraising challenge to benefit childhood cancer research. Whether you are a casual walker or jogger, an avid cyclist or a marathoner, YOU can make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer.
This year, you can help raise $1 million and fund thousands of hours of innovative research and give hope to children waiting on cures. One million dollars is a huge goal, but together we can do it! To help you out, we’ve assembled some of our favorite ways to fundraise!
In September 2018, Balian awoke one day with minor pain in his right thigh. As this pain progressed, Balian could no longer stand on his right leg, and was soon after diagnosed with chondroblastic osteosarcoma.