The Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Komen on the Creeper is a 15-mile walk for women and men who are ready to end breast cancer forever. Participants raise a minimum of $500 and walk 15 miles on the Virginia Creeper Trail in one day, educating hundreds of people about breast health and raising funds for breast cancer research and community outreach programs with every step. It takes support from our entire community to tackle ending breast cancer in southwest Virginia. For Komen on the Creeper we are calling on all businesses to rally around and help support our passionate walkers who are saving lives! See below for ways you can show your support of our mission and our walkers!
15 miles is a long way to walk. Our walkers will need help staying motivated throughout the route. If you are a business along their path, come out to cheer them on! We encourage you to make signs, bring pink decorations, use music, and support them so they can finish strong! The public is encouraged to cheer along the Creeper Trail as well. If you plan on setting up a cheering station, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist with logistics.
We need dozens of helpers to make the event a success! If you want to be involved with Komen on the Creeper as a rest stop volunteer, course marshal, set-up crew or more, click here to sign up for a spot. We have space for groups who want to volunteer together, just contact us to coordinate!
Registration is open until October 22nd, and fundraising continues up until the event. Support a friend's fundraising efforts by donating. Or, register and fundraise yourself! Register here.
About Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.
Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like this, Komen Virginia Blue Ridge has invested more than $2.9 million in community breast health programs in 42 cities
and counties and has helped contribute to the more than $1.1 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 540-400-8222 or visit komenvablueridge.org.
Contact Elizabeth Zimmerman, Community Engagement Manager at email@example.com or 540-400-8222 ext. 3 with any questions.