The Walker Experience
“I am excited about the 2011 walk. My whole family is walking again. It is
the most remarkable feeling to cross that finish line after walking 60 kms & know that what you
have accomplished will make a difference in someone's life.” Mary Higgins, Weekend
For Walkers, the Weekend is an experience that begins the day you register
to participate. This is when you will receive your very own web page and have access to all
the tools available in your participant centre. This is when you’ll set your fundraising goal,
start building your Circle for Hope, begin preparing for the physical challenge, and become a
true part of our Weekend Family.
As a member of this family, you’ll be an important advocate for the BC Cancer Foundation as you raise money and spread awareness of the important work the BC Cancer Agency is doing.. You’ll also have many opportunities to meet and
network with other walkers when you attend Get In Step Sessions, Training Walks, Foot Clinics,
Pink Martini Nights, and much more!
Your dedication in the weeks and months leading up to event Weekend will culminate in our
2-Day celebration and 60km walk on
A Weekend You'll Never Forget!
Day One (Saturday)
The energy and enthusiasm build on Saturday morning as Walkers assemble for check-in, enjoy a continental breakfast, and warm-up with stretching before the inspirational Opening Ceremonies. During Ceremonies, we’ll commemorate those who have lost their battle to cancer and celebrate the lives that are being saved because of your participation.
The walk then begins as you journey approximately 32km through some of the most beautiful and interesting areas of . Along the way, you’ll be fully supported with pit stops, snacks, hydration stations, relaxing lunch, cheering crowds, and staff to ensure your safety.
The day’s walk ends upon arrival at camp where you’ll be cheered-in by supporters. But the fun doesn’t stop there! You will enjoy a relaxing massage, a hot catered dinner, and medical TLC, if required. Plus, you’ll enjoy entertainment including a lively runway show and dancing until lights out. For 2-Day walkers who want to spend the night, an enjoyable camp equipped with hot showers and 2-person tents will be provided.
Day Two (Sunday)
After a hot breakfast, you will enjoy another day of approximately 28km and receive all the same support as on Day One. When you arrive at the finish line you will receive a hero’s welcome from friends, family, and the community who are there to celebrate your amazing achievement…not only for completing 60kms, but also for the difference the money you raised is making in the lives of *their* families and friends affected by women’s cancers. The Weekend concludes with Closing Ceremonies to honor, thank, and celebrate you for your tremendous achievement towards ending ALL women’s cancers.
2-Day Walkers Enjoy the full 2-Day experience and raise at least $2,000 each for
1-Day Walkers Enjoy the full Day One (Saturday) experience including dinner and entertainment and raise at least $1250 each for