Walking For Hope
Join us in the fight against cancer! Through October 31st, The Walking Company is dedicated to raising $250,000 from purchases of our exclusive pink ribbon items from UGG® Australia, Dansko, ECCO, Aetrex and ABEO. This donation will support charities involved in the research, prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.

Together we can make a difference. Join us in support of these highly regarded charitable organizations and help in the fight against cancer.

National Charity Program
The Walking Company has selected to support City of Hope, a four star rated charity by Charity Navigator, to be our national charity partner for Walking for Hope. Contributions from the sales of our pink ribbon collection have been designated to City of Hope.

City Of HopeCity of Hope - One of the nation's leading research, treatment and education centers for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For 100 years, City of Hope has achieved numerous scientific breakthroughs and pioneered lifesaving procedures that have impacted treatment worldwide.

The Walking Company has pledged a combined donation of $40,000 or more. We are a $20,000 official footwear partner of City of Hope's Walk for Hope - 2013. We have also pledged a donation of 5% of the sales from selected pink ribbon products; a minimum donation of $20,000 or more based on sales, to City of Hope.

For additional information visit www.cityofhope.org

Local Charity Programs
The Walking Company has a long standing tradition of giving back to our local communities. When developing Walking for Hope, we recognized that fact that there are numerous local programs actively involved in the fight against cancer. Our goal is to provide the financial support needed to allow these programs to succeed with their missions. The following programs are receiving support through sponsorship or donation with proceeds from our Walking for Hope program.
Adelphi New York State Breast Cancer Hotline
Garden City , NY
Proud Sponsor of Think Pink Breast Cancer Walk/Run
October 5, 2013
For details visit: http://events.adelphi.edu/newsevent/think-pink-breast-cancer-fun-runwalk/

Alexandria Walk to Fight Breast Cancer Fund
Alexandria, VA
Proud Sponsor of The Walk to Fight Breast Cancer
October 26, 2013
For details visit: http://alexandriava.gov/TheWalk

American Cancer Society
Valley Center, CA
Proud Sponsor of Bark For Life
September 22, 2013
For details visit: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=55139

Athleader in partnership with Susan G. Komen
Stone Mountain, GA
Proud Sponsor of Breast Cancer 5 Mile Run/Walk
October 5, 2013
For details visit: http://www.athleader.com/

Baystate Health Foundation
Springfield, MA
Proud Sponsor of Rays of Hope
October 24, 2013
For details visit: http://baystatehealth.com

Breast Cancer Society
Mesa, AZ
Proud Sponsor of Empower One Breast Cancer Walk
September 21, 2013
For details visit: http://www.breastcancersociety.org

Breast Friends
Portland, OR
Proud Sponsor of Survivor and Friends Luncheon
October 5, 2013
For details visit: http://www.breastfriends.org/

Brides Against Breast Cancer
Sarasota, FL
Proud Sponsor of Goodbye White, Hello Pink
September 25, 2013
For details visit: https://www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/forms/goodbye-white-hello-pink-br/

Bright Pink
Chicago, IL
Proud Sponsor of FabFest 2013
September 29, 2013
For details visit: http://www.brightpink.org/

Busted Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
Proud Sponsor of Bowling for Boobies
October 6, 2013
For details visit: http://bustedfoundation.org/

Cancer Care
Ridgewood, NJ
Proud Sponsor of Cancer Care's Run/Walk for Hope
September 29, 2013
For details visit: http://community.cancercare.org/walknj

Cancer Center of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Proud Sponsor of Cancer Center Walk/Run
October 13, 2013
For details visit: http://ccsb.org/

Dana Farber Foundation
Holliston, MA
Proud Sponsor of The Walk Against Breast Cancer
October 20, 2013
For details visit: http://hollistonwalks.org/

Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Manchester, NH
Proud Sponsor of Friends Fighting Cancer 5K
September 8, 2013
For details visit: http://cancer.dartmouth.edu/index.html

Gloria Gemma Foundation
Providence, RI
Proud Sponsor of Presenting Sponsor Pink Pumpalooza
October 13, 2012
For details visit: http://www.gloriagemma.org/

Head for the Cure Foundation
Kansas City, MO
Proud Sponsor of Head for the Cure Metro KC 5K
August 25, 2013
For details visit: http://www.headforthecure.org

Lourdes Foundation
Pasco,WA

Memorial Medical Center Foundation
Long Beach, CA
Proud Sponsor of Team Spirit 5k/10k Run and Walk
October 5, 2013
For details visit: http://www.teamspiritonline.org/

Multicare Heath Systems
Tacoma, WA
Proud Sponsor of Come Walk With Me
October 5, 2013
For details visit: http://www.multicare.org/home/come-walk-with-me

My Breast Cancer Support
Portsmouth, NH
Proud Sponsor of Celebrate Pink 5K Run/Walk
September 14, 2013
For details visit: http://www.mybreastcancersupport.org

My Hope Bag
Gilbert, AZ
Proud Sponsor of Breast Cancer Resource Expo
August 24, 2013
For details visit: https://myhopebag.com/

Northwest Hope and Healing Foundation
Seattle, WA
Proud Sponsor of Alki Beach 5K
August 25, 2013
For details visit: http://nwhopeandhealing.org/

Ovarian Cancer Education & Research Network
Sacramento, CA
Proud Sponsor of Let's ROC! Run for Ovarian Cancer
September 15, 2013
For details visit: http://www.letsrocrun.org/

Oxford Valley Mall Zumbathon for Breast Cancer
Langhorne, PA
Proud Sponsor of Offical Footwear Sponsor Zumbathon
October 5, 2013
For details visit: http://www.simon.com/mall/oxford-valley-mall/events-and-news

Paint Georgia Pink
Atlanta, GA
Proud Sponsor of Paint Georgia Pink
September 21, 2013
For details visit: https://paintgeorgiapink.org

Pink Up the Pace
St. Augustine, FL
Proud Sponsor of 5K Run/Walk for Breast Cancer
October 4, 2013
For details visit: http://www.pinkupthepace.com/

Placer Breast Cancer Endowment Fund
Roseville , CA
Proud Sponsor of Hot Pink Fun Run and Walk
October 6, 2013
For details visit: http://hotpinkfunrun.org/

River City Charities
Midlothian, VA
Proud Sponsor of 4th Annual Bachelor Charity Auction
September 20, 2013
For details visit: http://www.rivercitycharities.com

Saint Clare's Foundation
Denville, NJ
Proud Sponsor of Saint Clare's Walk for Breast Cancer
September 22, 2013
For details visit: http://www.saintclaresfoundation.com/

Stop Cancer
Los Angeles, CA
Proud Sponsor of STOP Cancer Run/Walk
September 22, 2013
For details visit: http://www.stopcancerrunwalk.org

Swedish Medical Center Foundation
Seattle, WA
Proud Sponsor of SummeRun and Walk for Ovarian Cancer
July 21, 2013
For details visit: http://www.summerun.org/

The Tyanna Foundation
Ambler, PA
Proud Sponsor of BreastFest
September 28, 2013
For details visit: http://tyanna.org/

Uconn Foundation
Avon, CT
Proud Sponsor of Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge
June 8, 2013
For details visit: http://www.foundation.uconn.edu/

University Health Care Foundation
Augusta, GA
Proud Sponsor of Miracle Mile Breast Cancer Walk
October 19, 2013
For details visit: http://www.kintera.org/htmlcontent.asp?cid=628738

Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC
Proud Sponsor of Sprint Four the Cure
September 21, 2013
For details visit: http://beatcancerdc.com/run/

Westhaven Foundation
Franklin, TN
Proud Sponsor of Franklin 4 the Cure
September 14, 2013
For details visit: http://franklinforthecure.org/

Wings of Karen
Maple Valley, WA
Proud Sponsor of 5K Bra Dash and Pink Carpet Event
September 15, 2013
For details visit: http://www.wingsofkaren.org/
Do you know...
Research has consistently shown that women who exercise for most of their lives have reduced risk of breast cancer. Women who started exercising regularly when they were young seem to receive the most preventive benefits. But recent exercise can help as well according to some studies.

Researchers recommend exercising for 20 to 30 minutes, four to five times a week. Even moderate levels of regular, long-term physical activity help to reduce breast cancer risk.

Long-term, regular exercise has benefits beyond reducing risk of breast cancer. It also cuts down the chances of diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease and stroke.

Source: City of Hope