The DC Walk is the last weekend in April, and the walkers will be going 39.3 miles-- a full marathon, 26.2, on Saturday and a half marathon, 13.1, on Sunday. The event continues throughout the weekend including an overnight stay in a village composed of hundreds upon hundreds of tents.
I am participating because breast cancer is a scourge that needs to be eradicated. A woman in the US is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes. (And for you smart alecs out there, no it's not the same woman every time.) People close to me have been affected by it in horrendous ways. My mother-in-law (brother's wife's mom) and her mother, the mothers of two of my high school classmates, and several other friends have been diagnosed with this monster, and to be quite frank, it scares me to death. So, I'm doing something about it, and you can too.
Save Boobs everywhere-- Support Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!