SAVE THE DATE FOR WALK AWAY FROM CANCER 2015
SEPTEMBER 28TH – OCTOBER 2ND, 2015
Walk Away From Cancer is an exciting event held in Newark, Delaware. Teams of participants compete for “most steps walked” over a five-day period. The event helps us to raise awareness of the steps we all can take to reduce the risk of cancer at the same time we are highlighting resources available to students, faculty, staff and community members who are affected by cancer.
During Walk Away From Cancer week, registered teams of up to four wear pedometers to track all their steps for five days. Throughout the week the team members receive information about cancer prevention while taking part in a cancer prevention activity – walking. The teams with the most steps taken by the end of the week win terrific prizes – like an iPad mini. Participants also compete to generate sponsorships for their team. Great prizes are awarded to the teams that raise the most money.
The university and business community of Newark gets involved, offering discounts to event participants during the week, providing giveaways to all participants and donating prizes for the winners. At the end of the week we gather to award the prizes and sometimes offer a surprise raffle for those who attend. This year we raffled off a mountain bike complete with bike rack.
Participants in Walk Away From Cancer include cancer survivors in our community, University of Delaware students with parents who have had cancer, students in treatment for cancer, and ordinary people with more grit and determination than can be measured. The event provides an opportunity for our community to express their commitment to helping people affected by cancer… and for the event sponsors to recognize them.
If you would like more information or have any questions about Walk Away From Cancer, please contact us at 302.294.8555 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.