LOS ANGELES: The Cure for Cancer Could be Right in Front of You! Your next steps could lead to a cure for breast cancer, a devastating disease affecting 2.1 million women across the country. On Sunday, October 10, 2004, thousands of breast cancer survivors, friends and family members will join Emmy-nominated actress Andrea Evans (NBC’s “Passions”) and use their “soles” as weapons in the fight against breast cancer at City of Hope’s eighth annual Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer at City of Hope’s campus in Duarte, California. A fun, family-oriented walk and run, Walk for Hope raises funds for City of Hope Cancer Center, a leader in research and innovative treatments to prevent, combat and ultimately cure breast cancer.
Participation is easy. Walkers and runners use sponsor forms or personalized fund-raising Web pages to solicit family, friends and coworkers to sponsor walks or runs or to join Walk teams. Adults who raise or donate a minimum of $25 and children who raise or donate a minimum of $15 will receive an official Walk for Hope T-shirt, and prizes also are awarded to top fund-raisers. To register online, log on to www.walk4hope.org or for more information, call 800-544-3541, ext. 26250.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. and closes at 8:15 a.m. The 10k run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5k walk and run and 1-mile leisure walk begin at 9 a.m. Local marathoners can shape up at this year’s Walk for Hope, which serves as an official training run for the 2005 L.A. Marathon. After completing their walk or run, participants can enjoy a picnic and festival, featuring food, music and entertainment on the beautiful grounds of City of Hope, located at 1500 E. Duarte Road in Duarte, Calif. Gary Bryan, on-air personality from K-EARTH Radio, will serve as emcee of the walk and festival. Andrea Evans is the Celebrity Ambassador for City of Hope’s Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer; this will be her fourth year supporting the Los Angeles Walk.
About Walk for Hope
Held in cities nationwide, Walk for Hope continues to attract record levels of participants. Last year, over 7,000 people attended the Los Angeles Walk and raised over $636,000 for City of Hope. Since its inception 10 years ago, the Walk program has raised more than $12 million for breast cancer research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope.
Walk participants help City of Hope maintain its commitment to groundbreaking breast cancer research, treatment and education, which focuses on treating the whole person ¾ not just the disease. Celebrity Ambassador Andrea Evans is the daughter of a breast cancer survivor and mother of a newly adopted daughter. “In my four-year affiliation with City of Hope, I have seen firsthand the dedication of the researchers, doctors and staff and the outstanding results they have achieved in treating this devastating disease. There truly is no finer cancer research and treatment center.”
This year, the Los Angeles Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer is supported by Advantage Sales & Marketing, Amgen, Arrowhead Water, bdSystems, Cathay Bank, Charter Media, Countrywide Financial, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Farmers Insurance, Fiscal Credit Union, Focus One Community Credit Union, Good Housekeeping, Good Humor – Breyers Ice Cream, Gothic Landscaping, Graphic Visions, Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association, Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society of St. Anthony, Fred and Andi Gruber, Hansen’s, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton HHonors, The Home Depot, In-N-Out, Infinity Broadcasting, KABC Talk Radio 790, KMXE Radio, KNBC 4, KOST 103.5 FM, Lions Club of Camarillo-Somis, Luna Bars, MAMM, Nadine and Bruce Mosk, Pasadena Highlands, Radio Disney, San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, Sheraton Pasadena, SteelDeck, Sutter Home Winery, Trojan Portable Services, Udderly Smoothâ Udder Cream and Wells Fargo.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is one of the world’s leading research and treatment centers for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Named by U.S.News & World Report as one of America’s best medical centers for cancer treatment, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest designation bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
City of Hope’s scientific knowledge is shared with medical centers locally and globally, helping patients battling life-threatening diseases around the corner and around the world. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org. City of Hope...Where the Power of Knowledge Saves Lives®.
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