Weeklong, 60-mile breast cancer fundraising walk in Spain

For A Cause, (http://www.rfac.org) has been organizing breast cancer fundraising walks since 2001. This Mother's Day, the unofficial start to the breast cancer walking season, tens of thousands of women will take to the streets to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer organizations. For something more challenging, consider packing those walking shoes and joining the Spain Breast Cancer Walk September 26 - October 2, 2010. Participants will gather in a small town above Barcelona for a weeklong 60-mile walk. Donations from the event will benefit any US-based breast cancer organization the participant chooses.

On the Spain Breast Cancer Walk, participants choose to either walk 60 miles, cycle 300 miles, or a combination of both. "I think there are many people that want to do something for breast cancer, but the thought of sleeping in a tent and showering in a truck for a week, keeps them from participating," said Organizer Rob Webber. "I was one of those people and that's how these events came to be a combination fundraiser and vacation now dubbed 'fund-cations.'"

"My Mom is a breast cancer survivor. I always wanted to do something, but I did not want to spend a week using a port-a-jon," said returning participant Julie Rucinski of Chicago. "I don't need to sleep in a tent to show my commitment. I can raise the money, put in the miles, and still get a good night's sleep. I can even send 100% of my donations to the beneficiaries, something I was not able to do on other events."

Accommodations for the Spain Event are at Castell Sant Mori, located in the Catalonian region. The castle once hosted Queen Juana of Aragon and her son Ferdinand, has three floors, a gardened terrace, and a swimming pool. All 10 bedrooms feature unique furnishings and decor, inspired by the castle's history. The bedrooms, a combination of twin or king beds, offer private accommodations in this group setting.

Different registration options provide for a reasonably priced trip. Two options have fundraising requirements while the third has no required fundraising. Options allow 100% of participant's donations to go to the beneficiaries and not pay for event expenses and thus not pay for their vacation.  "This option is not available on any other breast cancer, or any fundraising event, that we know of," said Webber. "It's what makes these events unique from the start."

In 2009, participants on the Ireland Event stayed at Ross Castle in County Galway with formal gardens, indoor swimming pool, and 90 acres of manicured lawns. The property has been featured in magazines and newspapers depicting its elegance and grandeur. Participants enjoyed home-cooked meals prepared by the castle staff and raised $38,000.00 for breast cancer and other organizations.

Information on the Spain Event, including registration information and photos, can be found on the company's website, http://www.rfac.org.


...For A Cause, Inc.


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