Help combat childhood cancer at your school during September!
Your school can make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer by participating in Alex's Million Mile during the month of September, childhood cancer awareness month. As a health and wellness focused event, your school can get kids walking, running or cycling while raising funds and awareness to help find new cures for children with cancer everywhere!
About Alex's Million Mile:
When: September 1 - 30, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
What: We are challenging your school to run, walk or ride as many miles as you can throughout September while raising funds for childhood cancer research. You will be joining tens of thousands of other supporters across the globe who will be doing the same -- together we hope to collectively reach 1 million miles and raise $1 million
Where: Anywhere! Your school can plan a walk-a-thon, have kids track their own miles at home, or log miles during recess or physical education class. We have tips and resources for just about anything you want to do and we are here to help every step of the way!
Why: Too many kids get cancer. In the United States alone, 1 in 285 kids will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they turn 20 years old; 1 out of 5 of these children will not survive. Funding research is the best way to help find new cures for all children with cancer.
How it works:
1) Register to let us know that you are participating. You will receive a team page for your school and we will be in touch to make sure you have what you need!
2) Build your team. Get students and staff involved. They can sign up through your team page or we can help get large groups registered for you.
3) Fundraise. There are countless school friendly ideas for raising money --ask for donations per mile or lap walked, plan a walk-a-thon for the families and ask each family to donate $5 or $10 to join, or hold a good old fashioned lemonade stand, just to name a few.
4) Have fun!
5) Record your miles. Every day or week, record the miles logged by your students (we will provide you with tools to do this as well).
Questions? We are here to help. Please contact Ellie Paparone, Kids Helping Kids Program Specialist [email protected]
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