Physical activity is a very important component of overall wellness and studies have shown that it plays an important role in breast cancer risk reduction, recovery after breast cancer and breast cancer recurrence prevention. Zero Breast Cancer is now partnering with Every Body Walk, a campaign aimed at getting Americans up and moving by encouraging us all to walk at least thirty minutes a day, five days a week. Learn more about this campaign by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+, Tumblr, and Pinterest or click on the image below!
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Background and History
Originally founded in 2002 as the Dipsea Hike/Run this event is now known as the Dipsea Hike for Zero Breast Cancer. This family friendly fundraiser supports Zero Breast Cancer's outreach and education efforts aimed at preventing breast cancer in the next generation. This signature event:
- Provides an opportunity to participate in a fun filled and spirited day – starting and ending in Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.
- Encourages participants to experience a 6-mile trail loop on Mt. Tamalpais - starting and ending with the famous Dipsea steps
- Creates sponsorship opportunities for local and national businesses
- Provides easy to use online team and individual fundraising tools
- Has many, varied, volunteer opportunities for community members
- Remembers Andrea Fox, a breast cancer activist and ZBC board member, who lost her life to breast cancer at 35 years of age
- Remembers Jerry Leith, passionate runner and dedicated supporter of Zero Breast Cancer, who lost his life to cancer in 2011
- Remembers Marjorie Bonner, mother of Annie Fox, who left a generous bequest to Zero Breast Cancer that we learned about in 2017 and announced at the 2018 Dipsea Hike