The Greater National Capitol Area Walk for Bladder Cancer
Saturday, May 7, 2011 9am-12pm
Thank you for visiting our fundraising page for the 2011 Bladder Cancer Awareness Day Walk for Bladder Cancer. We will be walking with Bob Schieffer, bladder cancer survivor and CBS news journalist, as well as other bladder cancer survivors and friends in Washington, DC to celebrate Bladder Cancer Awareness Day.
Our team will be walking and raising money for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) in honor of bladder cancer survivors everywhere and in memory of those who have died from this disease. BCAN is the first national advocacy organization dedicated to increasing public awareness about bladder cancer; to advancing bladder cancer research; and to providing educational and support services for the bladder cancer community. Your donation will benefit their programs for bladder cancer research and education.
You may not know that:
• Bladder cancer is the 5th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S.
• In 2010, it is estimated that almost 71,000 new cases of bladder cancer were diagnosed
• There are more than 600,000 bladder cancer survivors in the U.S.
Sign in for the walk will begin at 8am in Dupont Circle. We will walk up Massachusetts Avenue to the National Cathedral and then back to Dupont Circle (4.4 miles roundtrip). We would love to have you join us for the walk! Even if you can't walk with us, please consider making a donation via this page.
Please use this page to register for the walk by indicating that you will be walking with us in the "Your Comments" section when you make a donation. If you donate $25 or more by April 15th, you will get a free BCAN Awareness Day t-shirt to wear at the walk. Please just let us know your size.
Thank you in advance for your support – and please forward this to anyone who may also want to get involved!