Every year, the Georgetown, TX community takes their steps seriously as part of their Stepping Out For A Cure Million Mile team. Besides tracking their mileage all month long, they also gather the team in their local park for a lemon-filled walk to go the extra mile to honor every child with cancer. The town Mayor even kicks the event off by reading a proclamation to attendees.
Million Mile “Extra-Miler” Stories
These are people who have gone the extra mile for kids with cancer! These are the stories that will add up to The Million Miles and the cures for kids! Consider donating to one of their team pages in September, during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
A Step-by-Step Approach
Brokers Breaking Barriers
The Philadelphia regional offices of CBRE, a commercial real estate services firm, racked up the miles in The Million Mile 2017 by registering 33 Million Mile teams! The group went close to 29,000 miles and included 300 employees. To kick off the month, the company hosted three officewide First Mile walks. Throughout the month, there were friendly competitions (like an exercise selfie contest) and prizes for the most miles logged and the most money raised.
Building a Cure
ALSF corporate partner Bob’s Discount Furniture went the extra mile and teamed up with Manchester High School to build the ultimate lemonade stand! Students at the local high school built the magnificent stand which was featured every Sunday in July in front of their Manchester, CT store. Staffed by members of the Young Men’s and Young Women’s Leadership Groups from Manchester High, the volunteers raised funds and awareness for ALSF!
Channeling His Inner-Lewis and Clark
A long time ago, Lewis and Clark explored the Missouri River with the goal of charting new territory. This year, experienced outdoorsman Jim Emanuel is following in their footsteps and pioneering the first-ever canoe trip to support ALSF. Jim began his 2,500 mile solo trek in Montana and will continue to canoe his way to St. Louis.
Summer Bucket Listers and Sisters
Fourteen-year-old Kayla and 11-year-old Jordan Martelli, have been going the extra mile for children with cancer since starting their annual lemonade stand in 2012. The sisters have raised more than $15,000! Kayla had the idea by putting a lemonade stand on her summer bucket list, but wanted the money to go to charity. Kayla and Jordan’s parents, Don and Susan, researched some charities and that’s when they discovered ALSF. From then on, they have been hosting lemonade stands at their house, with their city mayor and politicians in attendance.