The First Mile is a simple act - a global, simultaneous exercise to raise awareness of the urgency of finding cures for childhood cancer.
Thousands of people, all over the country and the world, will go a mile concurrently on September 1 to “kick off” Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Alex’s Million Mile - Run. Walk. Ride.
This headline-making event is a public symbol of our strength, numbers and commitment to curing childhood cancer. It’s a challenge, good exercise and a meaningful social experience. On city streets, around office parks and along shorelines, participants of all ages and abilities will go a mile to show support for all the kids with cancer who cannot.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- Sign up for The First Mile
- Get a group together – neighbors, friends, co-workers
- Print out the awareness bibs and signs at the bottom of this page and wear them so bystanders know why you are participating
- Take photos of your First Mile and share them on social media with the hashtag #Journey2aMillion
The First Mile is the kick-off event for Alex's Million Mile - Run. Walk. Ride. Anyone is welcome to participate in The First Mile to help raise awareness of childhood cancer. We hope that you’ll also join our #Journey2aMillion and sign up for Alex’s Million Mile at AlexsMillionMile.org