Join TODAY and be a part of the Be The Hope Walk 2020!
Can't join us on the 18th? NO PROBLEM! This virtual event will be taking place ALL MONTH long and YOU CHOOSE your participation!
Presented by Valley Girls & Guys! Our goal is 100% of the proceeds raised will be donated to Valley Girls & Guys, thanks to our generous sponsors.
We would also like to personally thank UPS, our Presenting Sponsor for 2020. To learn more about UPS, you can visit their website at https://www.ups.com. UPS and ALL of our sponsors are committed to supporting this event and Valley Girls & Guys!, If you are interested in Sponsorship for July 2021 event, please contact us!
One Day - One Big LOCAL Impact - Be The Hope
THREE OPTIONS to make a difference and participate in the BeTheHopeXOXOWalk! Each participant will receive a Commemorative Event Shirt, which will be mailed to you or available at a designated collection location, prior to the event day (location to be determined at a later date).
GOT HOPE ? (18 SOMETHING)
With a fundraising commitment of $1008.00. Join a Team, Start a Team or Participate Independently. This category was designated for the 18 mile walk, which represents the statistic that 1 in 8 will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime (our roots). Now... New for 2020! GOT HOPE? = (1.8 SOMETHING) Raise $1008.00 and you decide what you can do for 18!!! You could still walk 18 miles, we will have a suggested route on our website if you still want to walk the Maple Valley Route independently... or maybe you do 18 acts of kindness (bake or make 18 gifts and donate to 18 of your friends and neighbors), Bike, Run, Boat, Canoe for 18 miles, or maybe you decide to Binge Watch Netflix for 18 hours, send 18 letters to local nursing homes or hospital patients... You get the idea... you decide, be creative, then share your fun videos and photos with the rest of us!
GOT FAITH? (1.8 SOMETHING)
With a fundraising commitment of $180.00. Join a Team, Start a Team or Participate Independently. This category was designated to walk 1.8 miles, and a category that EVERYONE could participate in, aged toddler – 100+ yrs of age! Now... New for 2020! GOT FAITH? = Raise $180.00 and you decide what you can do for 1.8!!! 1.8 could still be walk 1.8 miles, we will have a suggested route on our website if you still want to walk the Maple Valley Route... or maybe you do 1.8 hours of dancing, do a 1.8 mile swim, volunteer at a local charity for 1.8 hours, you decide, be creative, then share your fun videos and photos with the rest of us!
GOT LOVE? (DO WHAT YOU CAN)
Can't commit to either of the above but would love to participate and be a part of the event? With a fundraising commitment of $80.00, you will still receive an Event T-Shirt and be a part of this fun event!
This year's event is about the community. We are all in this together! That said, cancer doesn't stop during a pandemic, and now, more than ever, people need us! There are individuals facing cancer treatments alone due to social distancing rules. Let's let them know that we are still there for them! NO MATTER WHAT!
Each category is $35 to Join, and this registration amount will be put towards your fundraising total, we just ask you to raise what you can!
The CELEBRATION Day
Although we are hosting the event the whole month of July. To celebrate our original walk date of July 18th, we are working on hosting something special online! More to details to come, but it could include music videos provided by local and national artists, participants sharing their 18 or 1.8 events and more! Be sure to follow our FaceBook page and Website for the latest information!
There will also be Food Trucks that have volunteered to set up at a great location for participants and supporters to enjoy. Location and details will also be posted on our website and facebook page soon, so stay tuned.
In the Beginning:
Valley Girls & Guys formed a cancer-fighting 501c3 non-profit in 2014 and opened a cancer resource center (The Who House) that same year. The organization supports patients of ALL cancers through signature programs such as providing personalized blankets to those undergoing cancer treatment, granting scholarships to local high school seniors, assisting under/uninsured men and women with mammograms, and granting “Who Dreams” to those with a terminal diagnosis. The Valley Girls & Guys originated as a Susan G. Komen 3day team in 2007 and through their ten-year involvement, they raised over 3.3 million dollars to fight breast cancer globally. Now the focus is local treatment, local research, and local assistance.
The Here and Now:
In January 2018, Valley Girls & Guys made a targeted $100,000.00 donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital making it possible for ten (10) children to be the first ever recipients of a Solid Tumor Immunotherapy clinical trial. This donation was made in honor of our very own Hunter Coffman from Maple Valley.
By March 2018, Valley Girls and Guys committed $500,000.00 over the next five years, to Valley Medical Center/UW Med Center in Renton WA. These funds will be (and already have been) used to purchase and provide state of the art technology for the current cancer clinic and to expand and add cancer services at the new Comprehensive Cancer Center which is currently under construction.
Valley Girls and Guys has also made an annual commitment to the patient assistance fund at Valley Medical Center which will help those undergoing cancer treatment with some of life’s other necessities or needs.
With the most grateful heart,
Tina McDonough, Founder
Valley Girls & Guys!