fbpx City of Hope's Los Angeles Walk for Hope Slated Nov 7 - Hey SoCal. Change is our intention.
The Votes Are In!
2023 Readers' Choice is back, bigger and better than ever!
View Winners →
Nominate your favorite business!
2024 Readers' Choice is back, bigger and better than ever!
Nominate →
Subscribeto our newsletter to stay informed
  • Enter your phone number to be notified if you win
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Home / Neighborhood / San Gabriel Valley / Arcadia Weekly / City of Hope’s Los Angeles Walk for Hope Slated Nov 7

City of Hope’s Los Angeles Walk for Hope Slated Nov 7

by Staff
share with

November 7 event marks culmination of 2010 Walk fundraising movement
City of Hope knows that fighting one women’s cancer at a time is not enough. To advance lifesaving research and ensure women everywhere benefit from new and improved therapies, City of Hope’s Los Angeles Walk for Hope is expanding to fund research for breast and gynecological cancers. On Sunday, November 7, at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., thousands of survivors and supporters take steps to support lifesaving research at City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading cancer research and treatment centers. To register for the Walk or donate, visit www.walk4hope.org.
On the day of the event, Walkers will celebrate their success. Together, these committed individuals plan to raise $1 million in support of City of Hope’s women’s cancers program.
The 5K and Leisure Walk routes wind through the beautiful City of Hope campus, where discoveries of tomorrow happen today. Event festivities include sponsor giveaways, a survivors’ pavilion, live music and entertainment, a kids’ area, team photos and more. Registration for the Walk opens at 8 a.m. The Walk begins at 10 a.m.
This year, the Los Angeles Walk for Hope is locally presented by Albertsons/Sav-on Pharmacy. The Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association, Wells Fargo and Papermate are also local sponsors. Walk for Hope is nationally presented by Staples and nationally sponsored by Farmer’s Insurance Group and Ladies’ Home Journal.
Walk for Hope is the nation’s only series of walks that that directly benefit research, treatment and education program for cancers unique to women.
In 2010, more than 207,000 new cases of women’s breast cancer and more than 84,000 new cases of gynecological cancers are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. Walk for Hope’s expanded focus on gynecological cancers will deepen researchers’ understanding of the biology of women’s cancers to enhance treatment.
“Research at City of Hope not only focuses on developing new treatments for women with breast and gynecological cancers, but also addresses ways to improve these patients’ quality of life,” said Joanne Mortimer, M.D., director of City of Hope’s Women’s Cancers Program. “These cancers attack the body and the soul, undermining how women see themselves at their very core and how they relate to their families and friends. We are committed to both curing and healing the whole patient.”
As part of this commitment, City of Hope’s Women’s Cancers Program is an interdisciplinary effort that brings together researchers and clinicians to improve outcomes for these cancers. Researchers are investigating risk factors for breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers as well as interventions that could reduce those risks. Researchers also are identifying potential therapies, including targeted treatments, and prevention methods, and exploring the challenges experienced by women to help ease the complications survivors may face.
“We’re thrilled to have the support of Walk for Hope. The money our walkers and their donors provide will give us the boost we need to help even more women live longer, healthier lives,” said Mortimer.
In its 16-year history, Walk for Hope has raised more than $29 million for breast cancer research, treatment and education.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope’s research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, and is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer and urology by U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org.

More from Arcadia Weekly

Skip to content