In Their Shoes: Walking to Support Women with Breast Cancer

August 30th, 2011 | By Marjie No Comments

It is almost impossible to find someone in your circle of family, friends or colleagues who has not been affected by an incidence of breast cancer.  October recognized worldwide as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and you have an opportunity right here in Athens to honor women and to make a difference for those who have experienced breast cancer.

On October 15, 2011, at 8:30 a.m., you could make the 13.1 mile trek that begins at the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Put together a family team, or a group of your coworkers, neighbors or friends, and join with others who will raise money to benefit the programs and services of In Your Shoes Athens.  Participating groups are encouraged to raise a minimum of $1000 for the event, and all proceeds remain in the Athens area, supporting women right here in our community.

If you prefer volunteering to putting together a team, please sign up for one of the many volunteer opportunities during the event:

  • setting up
  • cleaning up
  • helping with registration
  • providing first aid or nursing services
  • providing physical therapy, podiatry or massage therapy
  • serving as driver

If you want to simply support the event financially, please visit

  • purchase t-shirts, belt buckles and more
  • make an online donation


Contact In Their Shoes Athens at for information about pre-walk trainings (starting this month), and plan now to walk … a symbol of the long road of treatment that cancer patients must endure.  See you on October 15!

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