Run, walk, and cycle this September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!
Turn awareness into action, by joining The Million Mile, the largest childhood cancer awareness challenge that funds researchers so they can find better treatments and more cures for kids battling cancer.
Whether you are a casual walker, an avid cyclist or a triathlete, YOU can make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer, wherever you are, during this virtual event. To show support for and bring awareness to Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, participants of all ages log as many active miles as possible all month long while raising money to help kids with cancer. Our goal is to collectively move 1 million miles during the month of September.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Q: When can I register for The Million Mile?
A: Registration is now open. Register now!
Q: What is The Million Mile?
A: The Million Mile is a month-long challenge organized by ALSF during September (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month). The goal is to collectively run, walk and/or ride one million miles to raise funds and increase awareness of the need to support childhood cancer research.
Q: Where will The Million Mile take place?
A: This is a worldwide event! You can run, walk or ride wherever your feet, bike or wheelchair take(s) you.
Q: When does The Million Mile start and end?
A: You will be able to log your miles from September 1 through September 30, 2020, but fundraising begins when registration opens.
Q: Why are we doing this?
A: To raise the profile of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and raise money to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. A million miles sounds like a crazy goal ? some people might think it is unattainable. Sometimes, to get the world to notice, you have to be a little crazy! But Alex showed us that you can reach seemingly unattainable goals.
Q: Who was Alex?
A: Alex is the inspiration behind Alex?s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Alexandra ?Alex? Scott (1996-2004) was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer, before her first birthday. At the age of 4, Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Later, she set an ambitious fundraising goal - $1 million ? and with the help of other kids and adults, she reached it!
Q: How do I explain The Million Mile to someone who doesn?t know anything about it?
A: During the month of September (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month), ALSF has a goal to collectively run, walk and/or ride one million miles to raise funds and increase awareness of the need to support childhood cancer research. It?s easy to join in on the fun, all you have to do is register and then get moving so we can get one step closer to our goal!
Q: Does it cost anything to sign up?
A: There is no fee to sign up and no minimum fundraising requirement.
Q: Who can sign up?
A: Anyone! You can even log your pets? mileage!
There is more information if you need it. Please reach out to Beth Robertson.