Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come together to participate in breast cancer walks and runs in cities across the U.S. Since the first breast cancer walks began in the 1980s, they have become one of the most common ways for people to try to do something about breast cancer. Breast Cancer Action members and other women affected by breast cancer have long been asking how much of an impact these walks actually have in supporting women and saving their lives. As these walks have become larger and more closely tied to corporations, these questions are more pressing than ever.
If you want to be sure your time and money are truly making a difference, ask these four questions before participating in or donating to a breast cancer walk.