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Walk for your Health and for a Free Mammogram for those in Need!

Studies in the past have shown that exercising vigerously at least 7 hours a week is associated with 20% less incidence of breast cancer.....so what are YOU doing this weekend?  Even though it is not that vigorous, it's a start, and I am going to break out those old racing sneakers (or at least my dog already did) and walk for my health, and help others afford that FREE mammogram!

What: The 17th Annual Walk to Fight Breast Cancer will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010.

When: Saturday, October 23, 2010, Registration begins at 6:30 am at the AMC Hoffman Center.  The Walk begins at 8:00 am.

Where: The Walk route in Alexandria, Va. is along Eisenhower Avenue will accommodate walkers, runners, children, wheelchairs, and strollers. Participants may choose from a 1.5K/3.5K/5K walk or run.

What makes this different: All proceeds from the Walk benefit the Alexandria Breast Cancer Walk Fund at Inova Alexandria Hospital, which provides mammograms to uninsured women or to those in financial need. Since the Walk's inception in 1994, over 5,000 women have been helped due to the generous support of sponsors, walkers and their pledges. 

Register to Walk: To register to walk or for more information visit http://alexandriava.gov/TheWalk#about The cost is $30 prior to Oct. 20 and $40 after Oct. 21 to participate the annual Walk.

 If you are unable to walk there are opportunities to volunteer as well. Please call 703.746.5030 to volunteer at Walk 2010

How do I get a free mammogram?

After obtaining a prescription for a mammogram, contact the Walk Coordinator at 703.746.5030 for more information on how to access the fund. Alexandria women without a health care provider should contact the Arlandria Health Center at 703.535.5568 to request an appointment for an exam.