Why walk with TBBCF? (8/9/17)
Why walk with the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Walk Across SECT (TBBCF)?
Why should you walk with TBBCF on October 7, 2017? Cancer has touched all our lives in one way or another. By walking, you are raising awareness, building a healthy habit, funding breast cancer research, and supporting your community. Many people walk in honor, memory or support of a friend or family member who has been touched by breast cancer. Among the walkers and volunteers, you will come across many survivors and patients of breast cancer who continue to inspire others to stay strong.
TBBCF provides walkers with three distance options: a quarter marathon at 6.55 miles, a half marathon at 13.1 miles, or a full marathon at 26.2 miles. 100% of gross fundraising dollars raised by walkers goes directly to breast cancer research. Overhead is covered by corporate and individual sponsorships.
Did you know that obesity is one of many risk factors for developing breast cancer? Walking is one of the easiest ways to build cardiovascular endurance. TBBCF offers many opportunities to train with other participants to build up strength to do the walk event with ease. By walking with others from your community, you build a social network of healthy individuals. Exercise also releases endorphins in your body, which naturally makes you feel happy.
Do you ever wonder what a cancer patient is going through when they are in treatment? Walking 6.55, 13.1, or 26.2 miles won’t fulfill your curiosity completely, but it can provide you with a small taste of what their body feels like on a daily basis. Your body is telling you that you don’t want to walk another step, but your mind is telling you that just another step is one step closer to feeling better. This is the daily struggle of a cancer patient. Nobody wants to receive a diagnosis of cancer or go through cancer treatment, but every cancer patient holds on to hope that one day there will be a cure; so they endure the treatments and the effects it leaves them with in hope that one day there will be a cure. By walking with TBBCF on October 7th you will feel a sense of accomplishment as you cross the finish line knowing you are making a difference in the lives of cancer patients like myself.
Can’t walk on October 7, 2017?No problem, choose to walk your selected miles at one of our many walker-training events. There are also opportunities available to volunteer on October 7, 2017. Click here for walker registration, volunteer opportunities and to donate today https://tbbcf.org/