Hague A Hague woman is preparing to walk nearly 40 miles to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.
Lori Ross of Hague will participate in the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer in Washington, D.C., May 5 and 6. It’s a 39-mile trek around the city. The course will conclude the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the White House.
“This will be the third time I have participated in the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer,” Ross said. “Not only is it a wonderful way to create awareness and support the many services and programs the walk benefits, but a way to do my part in finding a cure. So many people, their lives, and their families are affected by breast cancer.”
Ross has been training by walking throughout the area.
“I walk because I can, for those who cannot walk themselves,” she said.
Ross must raise $1,800 to take part in the walk. She’s seeking the support of friends and neighbors.
“Your support and donations would greatly be appreciated,” Ross said. “Anything amount will help reach my goal and assistance with this fundraiser.”
To make a donation go online at www.avonwalk.org, select Donate Now, then type in Lori Ross under find participant. People can also contact Ross at email@example.com to make a donation or for more information.
“An average 80 percent of net funds raised by an Avon Walk stay in the general area of the country where the event takes place,” Ross noted. “The remaining 20 percent helps ensure that care programs are available in all 50 states, as well as national research programs, have adequate funding to make the most progress possible in the fight against breast cancer.”
Ross said the statistics on breast cancer are staggering. She pointed out:
— a woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime;