EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women

Women's Cancer Awareness Event Discontinued

Emma Stone and Krista Stone at Revlon Run/Walk for Women NY
Emma Stone and Krista Stone at Revlon Run/Walk for Women NY. Stephen Lovekin/WireImage/Getty

Revlon and the Entertainment Industry Foundation announced in 2015 that the Revlon Run/Walk for Women was being discontinued. It is no longer being planned.

The Revlon Run/Walk was held in New York City and Los Angeles to benefit women's cancer charities. The event was a 5 kilometer (3 mile) course you could run or walk, plus a Health Expo. Celebrities often attended as they were held in these centers of the entertainment industry, giving walkers and runners the chance to rub elbows with stars from stage, movies, television and sports.

The aim was to raise awareness and generate critical funds for women's cancer research, counseling, and outreach programs.

Charities Supported by Revlon and the Entertainment Industry Foundation

Revlon announced that it will have new programs that will benefit the cause preventing and curing women's cancers. The Revlon Run/Walk series generated more than $70 million dollars distributed to women's cancer research and support programs. Revlon made a $1 million donation to the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program in 2016 and organizes an annual Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge crowd-funding competition that raises money for women's health charities, with Revlon donating $1.4 million in bonus prizes to the organizations.

The Entertainment Industry Foundation continues its global Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) initiative and other cancer research programs addressing women's cancers as well as cancers that affect everyone.

Stand Up To Cancer was founded in May 2008. It is focused on funding cancer research with an innovative model. It has funded over 166 clinical trials, in which more than 6,000 patients have participated. SU2C welcomes direct donations. Their website says, "100 percent of donations received from the public support collaborative cancer research programs."

Night Nation Run

One of the events that supports the Stand Up To Cancer charity is the Night Nation Run series, held in dozens of cities throughout North America, Australia, and other countries. This event is a 5K run or walk at night with electronic dance music, live music, a lighted race course, and energizing dance party at the finish. Walkers are welcome for these runs.

Training for a 5K Charity Walk

A 5K walk (3 miles) is easily accomplished by individuals in good health. You should begin six weeks in advance by walking 15-30 minutes each day and building up to walking for an hour on one or more days a week. If you have health problems or health concerns, please consult your doctor before beginning training. See how to train for a 5K walk. If you are new to walking, start with this tutorial on how absolute beginners can get started walking.

There are considerations when you are walking for charity, especially if you don't attend other waking events throughout the year. See these  once-a-year charity walker survival tips

Other Walks to Benefit Cancer Charities

If you are looking for other breast cancer charity walks, these are some of the events that are held yearly.

  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: These walks are held in 300 locations by the American Cancer Society. They include three -mile and five-mile routes. They benefit breast cancer research, information, support, and access to mammograms for women who need a free or reduced cost screening.
  • Relay for Life: This American Cancer Society relay walk is held not only in cities across the United States but also in 20 countries worldwide. Form a team and camp out around a track. Team members take turns walking around the track overnight. It's a great way to raise funds and unite with others in the cause.
  • OneWalk to Conquer Cancer: Challenging one-day walks in three Canadian cities. Walkers must raise $1500 Cdn and walk 25 kilometers, which is over 15 miles.
  • 3-Day for the Cure Walks: 3-day walks held in several cities throughout the US. The format is to walk approximately 20 miles per day for three days, camping out for two nights en route. There is a large minimum fundraising amount required to participate. The walk benefits breast cancer charities.
  • Avon 39 the Walk to End Breast Cancer: 2-day walks in seven US cities. The format is to walk a half marathon each day, or to walk a marathon one day and half marathon the next. Walkers camp out overnight. There is a large minimum fundraising amount required to participate. The walk benefits breast cancer charities.

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