Walk a mile to honor and celebrate cancer survivors

Apr 26, 2014
Category: Breakaway from Cancer  Breakaway Mile 

There isn’t a single person reading this who has not been touched by cancer – you yourself or one of your family members, friends, neighbors, teammates, classmates or work colleagues. It’s only April and so far this year I lost a family member, one of my closest friends lost his father, my girlfriend’s father had multiple surgeries and has been hospitalized for several weeks, and one of my long-time cycling buddies is presently fighting for his life – all because of cancer. That’s why Amgen’s Breakaway Mile is so important.

It takes a team to win a bike race and it takes a team to battle cancer. The Breakaway Mile invites anyone touched by cancer – patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates – to walk the last half-to-full mile of the Amgen Tour of California stage in Sacramento (May 11), Cambria (May 14), Santa Barbara (May 15) and Thousand Oaks (May 18) to honor and celebrate cancer survivors. Participants will receive a special t-shirt to wear while participating in the walk and are invited to watch the stage finish in a private viewing area near the finish line.     

The Breakaway Mile is part of Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer national initiative that was founded in 2005 to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer – from prevention through survivorship.  

Participation is limited to 150 walkers is each of the four host cities so register for the Breakaway Mile today at http://amgentourofcalifornia.com/breakawaymile. I’ll be there walking with you.