Something about April makes folks want to lace up their Nikes and get walking for the cure–any cure! This month, choose your cause, raise the funds and get walking to stamp out the diseases that most plague Black Americans.
Start! Heart Walk: Heart disease and stroke are the #1 and #3 killer of Americans, respectively. This walk benefits those afflicted with any number of heart health issues. The American Heart Association hosts these walk/fundraisers year-round; and this month they’ll be all throughout the South in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Georgia and South Carolina. Click here to find your city and sign up.
Walk With Us To Cure Lupus: Trick Daddy isn’t the only one suffers from this disease; it actually effects minorities much more than it does White people. So the Alliance for Lupus Research hosts the Walk With Us To Cure Lupus even in several cities. This month they’ll be raising money in Maryland, Texas, Missouri, Washington and Florida. Visit their site for more information.
WalkMS: Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is another one of the diseases that we get more than most. Women and ethnic minorities are way more likely to suffer from this nervous system disorder than others. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society sponsors its walks nationwide. For April, they’re headed to New York, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan.
Use their walk map to see if they’re walking your way.
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: We don’t even have to tell you about this cause since stats show that you probably know someone who has battled breast cancer. Avon’s walk hits Houston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Charlotte and North Carolina in the coming months. Check out their site for details.
So…what are you waiting for?