The 26.2 mile day ends during a Reebok World Headquarters in Canton, Mass., where a Avon Walk organizers have set adult a Wellness Village. Walkers will stay overnight, resting adult for a second leg of their tour on Sunday. The campsite will have pinkish tents, prohibited showers, meals, and medical services for runners, as good as yoga, a sauna section with massages, and party activities for recouping.
On Sunday, walkers will arise and conduct north behind to Boston, walking 13.1 miles by Canton, Milton, and Dorchester before they finish their travel behind where they started, nearing behind during a University of Massachusetts Boston by 2:30 p.m.
During a shutting ceremony, organizers will endowment grants to Boston-area breast cancer organizations and diagnosis centers. Recipients embody Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, BIOarray Therapeutics, Silent Spring Institute, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Bethe Israel Deaconness Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto (collaborator with Harvard Medical School),Community Servings, LifeSpan Foundation, Tufts University School of Medicine, as good as reserve net programs during 55 area hospitals, including Boston Medical Center and Cambridge Health Alliance.
Last year, Boston’s Avon Walk for Breast Cancer had 1,900 participants and lifted some-more than $4 million. The travel has lifted some-more than $55 million given 2002 for breast cancer organizations in New England. Check out photos from final year’s eventuality during the Avon Flickr.
Why are we walking this weekend?Chelsea Rice is a health writer for Boston.com. She can be reached during firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @ChelseaRice.