The 2012 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer hits Corte Madera and Larkspur, July 6-8, for the second year in a row. Town Park will host the Wellness Village. The route takes walkers between Fort Mason in San Francisco and Town Park on a 39.3-mile journey over two days.
According to the Avon Walk site: "Thanks to the inspired efforts of 150,000 Avon Walk participants, more than $440 million has been raised and donated to breast cancer programs since 2003, supporting research to find a cure or prevention, as well as programs that enable all patients to access quality care. Support for the medically underserved is a key priority — including low-income, elderly and minority individuals, and those who are under-insured."
Reciepients from the 2011 San Francisco Walk include: the Avon Comprehensive Breast Center at San Francisco General Hospital ($750,000), Project Open Hand ($200,000), the Marin County Department of Health & Human Services of San Rafael ($150,000), Zero Breast Cancer of San Rafael ($125,000).
Cancer survivors are also invited to join the birthday-themed Relay for Life float in the Larkspur-Corte Madera 4th of July Parade on Wednesday. The San Rafael Relay for Life is Aug. 25-26 at College of Marin.