Over the years, runs and fitness walks have become a very popular way to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. The largest breast cancer event of this kind, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, has helped the Komen Foundation raise hundreds of millions of dollars for breast cancer research and education. There are a variety of easy ways that you can donate to a breast cancer walk to help contribute to this worthy cause.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women, with over 2 million new cases diagnosed each year worldwide. It can be a devastating disease, affecting not only the individual diagnosed but also their loved ones. For many people, donating to a breast cancer organization is a way to contribute to the fight against this disease and support those affected by it. However, with so many organizations to choose from, it can be challenging to know which one to donate to.
Know that there are a variety of breast cancer walks and runs held throughout the country each year. The most notable breast cancer walks include the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Avon Breast Cancer Walk, and the American Cancer Society‘s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. All of these races accept donations online, payable with a credit card.
Understand that to donate to the Race for the Cure–the biggest event of its kind–visit the National Race for the Cure website and click on the “Donations” link.
Keep in mind that donations to the Race for the Cure are accepted all year, not just the month of the race. After clicking “Make a Donation,” you can enter your donation amount online, followed by your personal information and billing address. You will receive a confirmation email.
If you would prefer to make a donation offline, you can send a check to the Race for the Cure at the address listed below under “Additional Resources.” Your check should be made out to the Komen National Race for the Cure.
To donate to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, visit the Avon Walk website and click “Make a Donation.” You can donate as a pledge in honor of someone who is participating in the race, or you can make a general donation.
Know that the donation process for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer walk is very similar. Visit the Making Strides website and click on your state. This will take you to the page for your local event, where you can donate online.
Finally, if you would prefer to support a local breast cancer walk instead of the large national events, you can find a list of local races by visiting the Komen website Find a Race page. On this page, you can search by state or date to find a local breast cancer walk. Your search will direct you to the individual homepage for the event, where you can donate online using your credit card.
Knowing some of the best breast cancer organizations to donate to and what sets them apart, helping you make an informed decision about where to direct your charitable giving.