Who we grant to
Walk the Walk is committed to raising money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes. We are also passionate about encouraging women and men to become healthier, more fit and to learn how to take charge of their own well-being. Being a grant making charity, it is our goal that each year we grant as much of the funds raised as possible, making sure that it is put to the best use and where we feel it really will make a difference. Breast cancer is a major public health issue, and while statistics show that the mortality rate is decreasing, the incidence of the disease continues to rise. The $158M in funds that we have granted so far to research and future health have already expanded understanding about breast cancer and enabled better treatments.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
A grant will be made by Walk the Walk America to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from the money raised, to help support their Breast Examination Center of Harlem, over 80% of the patients are uninsured. We want to work towards ensuring that every breast cancer patient – regardless of where she or he lives or works or was born – has the access to highly-skilled, empathetic breast cancer medicine to achieve the best outcome, no matter their circumstances.
All of these wonderful projects would be unthinkable without your help. In all of our challenges we ask each of our walkers to aim to raise a minimum amount of donations. This amount is kept intentionally low so that it is attainable for everybody, but it does mean that it is very important that everybody does fundraise and send us his or her donations. ‘Many feet make light work’ and it is only if we all unite together that we can hope to reach our goals and make such a big difference to the lives of so many.
On behalf of Walk the Walk and our benefiting charities we send a HUGE thank you, as we could not achieve any of this without you.