USC continues to fight on against breast cancer, with bright pink awareness T-shirts lining the front window of the campus bookstore. All Southern Californians can show their support along with Trojans in the Los Angeles Walk for Hope on Sunday, November 7. The City of Hope, named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer and urology by U.S. News & World Report, is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The $1 million they hope to raise in this event will be going to a top-notch program for women’s cancer, one that fights to overcome the disease while developing and expanding innovative research for better therapies and cures. And if that isn’t incentive enough, all participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and bib.
The 5K route (or shorter 2k Leisure Walk) through the beautiful City of Hope campus will be accompanied by live music, sponsor giveaways, a survivor’s pavilion and refreshments. Register online at walk4hope.org: bring mothers, brothers, friends, and even kids—there will be a special children’s area, so no babysitting excuses!
The Walk for Hope has raised more than $29 million for breast cancer research, treatment and education and is the only series of walks in the nation that directly benefit programs for cancers unique to women. So while the USC Football team may be sanctioned (touchy subject?), Trojan fans, Song Girls, and Californians alike should hold the victory sign high and continue to fight on against breast cancer.
Walk for Hope
Sunday, November 7
Registration begins at 8 a.m., walk at 10 a.m.
City of Hope Campus, 1500 Duarte Rd, Duarte
Registration: cityofhope.org, $25 before November 1, $40 after