Hundreds of Atlantans took part in 2-Day Walk for Cancer Research earlier this month, an annual event that has raised millions of dollars in recent years.

Hundreds of Atlantans took part in Atlanta’s 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer earlier this month, an annual event that has raised millions of dollars in recent years for research.

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Walking for causes in Atlanta usually does not attract much attention.

Yet two weeks ago, during the weekend of Oct. 5, over 800 walkers, 200 crew and 100 volunteers participated in the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. This year, the annual two-day, 30-mile route, organized by It’s The Journey, Inc. raised more than $780,000 through individual donations to support breast cancer programs throughout Georgia.

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Since 2003, the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer has raised more than $9 million and awarded 188 grants to breast cancer programs in the state.

The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is the only distance walking event solely focused on supporting Georgia breast cancer organizations.

“Every dollar raised stays here in Georgia and helps our fellow Georgians,” says Kim Goff, Executive Director of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. “It’s powerful to know that what you’re doing directly helps your neighbors affected by or at risk of breast cancer.”

Want to walk?

Next year’s event, the 12th annual Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, will be held Oct. 11-12, 2014. Registration is now open at www.2daywalk.org.

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