What is the purpose of BCAN’s Walk to End Bladder Cancer events?
Although bladder cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in America, it has not received much public attention, and many people are unaware of the risks or early warning signs. The purpose of the Walk to End Bladder Cancer is to bring awareness to this little-known disease. Our walks also generate critical funds that enable BCAN to offer educational resources and support programs free of charge, advance research, serve more patients and families, and continue as the leading provider of bladder cancer services and information in the country. For more information about BCAN programs and services, please visit www.bcan.org
Will there be COVID-19 safety measures in place at Walk?
The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers are our top priorities. Walk events will be designed with this in mind including a venue layout that allows for physical distancing, hand sanitizer, touchless registration and more. BCAN will continue to closely monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines and make adjustments to our event-day safety protocols as needed.
How do receive a walk shirt?
Participants who raise $100 will receive a walk shirt in the mail using the address provided during registration if you are attending a virtual walk event. If you are attending one of the city walks listed on the home page, you will receive your shirt the day of the walk. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship outside of the Continental US.
What is the easiest way to submit checks for the walk to BCAN?
Mail checks directly to BCAN. Download the donation form here. Checks should be made payable to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, 4520 East-West Highway, Suite 610, Bethesda, MD 20814.
How do I register my child(ren) to participate in an BCAN Walk event?
The cost for children under the age of 18 to participate is $10. Youth can be added to an adult (individual or team) registration. This should be done on the Participant Options page during the registration process. You can select up to three youth per adult registration. Please note that youth are unable to register separately from an adult registration. Don’t forget to provide their names and shirt sizes under “Additional Information” after you have clicked Next Step.
How can I organize a fundraising event that is not a walk?
Raising funds for BCAN outside of a walk is easy. Click here if you are interested in hosting an alternate fundraising event in support of BCAN.