20th Annual Walk to Fight Breast Cancer
Saturday, October 26, 2013
NEW LOCATION: Patent and Trademark Office
The 2013 Alexandria Walk to Fight Breast Cancer will be held on October 26. Participants have the option of either the 1.5K, 3.5K or 5K walk or run.
All proceeds from the Walk benefit the Alexandria Breast Cancer Walk Fund at Inova Alexandria Hospital, which provides mammograms to uninsured women and men or to those in financial need. Since the Walk's inception in 1994, over 7,000 women have been helped due to the generous support of sponsors, walkers and their pledges.
The Walk is presented by the City of Alexandria and the Inova Alexandria Hospital Foundation and benefits The Alexandria Breast Cancer Walk Fund for Early Detection and Education at Inova Alexandria Hospital.
Buy a T-Shirt & Show Your Support!
Throughout the month of October, you can support the Alexandria Breast Cancer Walk Fund by purchasing a pink Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirt from the Alexandria Fire Department.
All proceeds from the t-shirt sales will be donated to The Fund, and Alexandria Fire Department employees will wear the shirts as part of their uniform in October. Shirt sizes range from Adult Small – 3X; short-sleeve shirts sell for $15 and long-sleeve shirts sell for $20.
Shirts can be purchased online or at Alexandria fire stations. Shirts are currently available at station 201at 317 Prince St. Call first to be sure there are staff to assist. 703.746.5211. Shirts will become available at other stations. It is best to call first.
All proceeds benefit the Walk to Fight Breast Cancer.
Dine Out for The Walk to Fight Breast Cancer
On Monday, October 21, dine out at Taqueria Poblano (2400 Mt. Vernon Ave.) and Tempo Restaurant (4231 Duke St.) will contribute a portion of their proceeds throughout the day to the Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. All money raised through this event supports Alexandria's Breast Cancer Funds at Inova Alexandria Hospital Foundation.
Make a Donation to the Walk
Individual donations to the Alexandria Breast Cancer Walk Fund can be made throughout the year using the following methods:
Check made payable to IAHF/Walk Fund and mailed to:
The Walk to Fight Breast Cancer
2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
Cash donations are accepted in person at the Mount Vernon office (address above). Receipts are provided to all donors.
Online donations can be made by e-Check or Credit Card.
It takes many participants, sponsors and coordinating partners to help make the Walk to Fight Breast Cancer an annual success.
Individuals and companies may sponsor the event through a direct or in-kind donation, by creating a walking team, or providing a matching program for employees. For more information, please click on sponsor opportunities, sponsor reply form or call 703.746.3123 to receive a sponsor packet by mail. To confirm your participation, fax a completed sponsor reply form to 703.746.5974 or scan the form and email to TheWalk@alexandriava.gov.
The Walk to Fight Breast Cancer needs volunteers in the following areas: Staffing registration tables at weekend promotional events throughout the City of Alexandria and greater metropolitan region in September and October.
Onsite support at the event on October 26, 2013. Volunteers will be needed from 5 a.m. - 10 a.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Walk Coordinator, at 703.746.3123 or TheWalk@alexandriava.gov. Please note that signing up as a volunteer does not register you for the Walk.
Times required for some volunteer activities may conflict with the timing of the Walk. If you wish to both volunteer for and walk the route, please let the Walk Coordinator know that you will need to be done with your volunteer task in time to start the Walk. PLEASE NOTE: All onsite event volunteers should expect jobs to be physical in nature, including walking, lifting and bending. For more information, please call 703.746.3132.
2013 Walk Sponsors
- Alexandria Fire and Rescue
- Ultrasound Associates Women's Imaging Center
- Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota/Scion
- Alexandria Transit Company - DASH
- Westin Alexandria
- Alexandria Gazette
- Covanta Energy
- McEnearney Associates, Inc.
- The TWIG
- Virginia Paving Company
- Abramson Properties
- Annandale High School Girls Athletics
- Grace Episcopal Church and School
- Royce Flowers
- Washington Parent Magazine
- Congressman Jim Moran
- Great Harvest Bread Company
- Kiwanis Club Foundation of Alexandria Virginia Inc
- Landmark Honda
- Physicians and Midwife Collaborative Practice
- Taqueria el Poblano
- The Metro Herald Newspaper
- Alexandria City Council
- American Association of University Women (AAUW)
- American Physical Therapy Association
- Arlington Links
- Association of Alexandria Radiologists
- Bravadas Xtra Hair
- Burke & Herbert Bank and Trust
- Commonwealth One Federal Credit Union
- Friends of the Commission for Women
- Global Business Travel Association
- Hart Calley Gibbs & Karp PC
- Holiday Inn Eisenhower
- J&J Builders General Contractors
- Kimpton Hotels of Alexandria
- Lawhorne for Sheriff and Porter for Commonwealth Attorney
- Maid Brigade
- National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
- Renner and Company
- Rotary Club of Alexandria
- Soroptimist International of Alexandria
- St. Mary's Catholic Church
- Tempo Restaurant
- The Walking Company
- Vola Lawson
- Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich-Walsh, P.C.
- Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
- Moire Marketing Partners
- Pretty Lady Pole Fit
- Thrives Pilates
About the Walk
The Walk to Fight Breast Cancer was initiated in 1994 by former City Manager Vola Lawson and has developed a rich heritage among the community's business leaders and individuals. As one of Alexandria's most anticipated annual events, the Walk supports free mammograms and other diagnostic screening procedures for Alexandria women who are not adequately insured, who earn low/moderate income and could not otherwise obtain this necessary medical care. We are proud that since its inception, more than 7,000 women have received mammograms and other diagnostic procedures through the generous support of our sponsors, walkers and their pledges.
We want to thank all who sponsored and supported last year's Walk, in which nearly 1,000 people participated, and over $100,000 was raised to help provide Alexandria's women with the best medical care available.
The Alexandria Breast Cancer Walk Fund at Inova Alexandria Hospital provides free mammograms for women who:
- live in the City of Alexandria
- need a mammogram
- do not have insurance or whose insurance does not cover screening mammograms.
Who needs a mammogram?
- Women over 40 should have a mammogram every year.
- If you have a family history of breast cancer or aren't sure, ask your health care provider.
- Women or men with a suspicious lump should see their health care provider.
How do I get a free mammogram?
After obtaining a prescription for a mammogram, contact the Walk Coordinator at 703.746.3132 for more information on how to access the fund. Women without a health care provider should contact the Arlandria Health Center at 703.535.5568 to request an appointment for an exam.
Ultrasound Associates Women's Imaging Center also donates 20 mammograms annually to women who are uninsured or underinsured and live in the City of Alexandria. For more information on how to obtain access to these mammograms, please contact the Walk Coordinator at 703.746.3132 or TheWalk@alexandriava.gov.