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Why I Walk to End Bladder Cancer

The Walks to End Bladder Cancer are BCAN’s signature awareness events and take place in numerous cities in the United States, principally in May, which is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.

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Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do, and we are so grateful to them.  Each walker has his or her own story, and below, we have shared stories from people about why they participate in the Walk to End Bladder Cancer.

Why I Walk to End Bladder Cancer

Name: Dr. Gary Steinberg, New York City Walk Ambassador

Walk: New York City, April 25, 2020

Why I Walk:  As a bladder cancer physician I have unfortunately seen bladder cancer affect many patients over the years. For men, it’s the 4th most common cancer. For women, bladder cancer presents too late, and death rates are higher.  Read more.

Dr. Gary Steinberg at the 2019 New York City Walk to End Bladder Cancer

Name: Jamie R.

Walk: Long Island, NY, April 25, 2020

Why I Walk:  Becoming a BCAN Team Captain has helped my family and I keep my Dad’s memory alive through the annual Walk to End Bladder Cancer. This walk has afforded us the opportunity to not only raise awareness about the illness, but to also have an annual day to honor my Dad. while celebrating survivors, new research, and overall progress made in the fight against bladder cancer.

Name: Dave D.

Walk:  New York City, April 25, 2020

Why I Walk:  This is my third year as team captain of Brave for Dave. It never ceases to amaze me how generous and supportive my family, friends and acquaintances are.  It is very gratifying to raise money and be part of the BCAN team and to help others who are fighting this disease.

Why Dave walks to end bladder cancer

Name: Lauren Screeden, Chicago Walk Ambassador

Walk: Chicago, May 2, 2020

Why I Walk:  I walk in memory of my mom, but I also walk in honor of all those fighting bladder cancer today and their loved ones who have been touched by this horrible disease. Read more of Lauren’s story here.

Lauren Screeden

Name: Mary Ann A.

Walk: Jersey Shore, May 2, 2020

Why I Walk:  I walk in memory of my husband Jack.  Before he passed away, I I told him I would work with BCAN to help raise awareness about bladder cancer.  My goal is to help end bladder cancer so what happened to him will not have to happen to others.

Mary Ann A walks to end bladder cancer in memory of her late husband, Jack.

Name: Pamela F.

Walk: Washington DC,  May 2, 2020

Why I Walk:  I would like to pay special recognition to the community that BCAN has developed to bring awareness to this under-recognized disease. BCAN is the reason that people like me have a platform to tell their difficult stories. BCAN is the reason that bladder cancer no longer feels quite so lonely.

 

Pamela and her mom honor her daddy at a DC Walk to End Bladder Cancer

Name: Rick B.

Walk: Richmond, VA, May 2, 2020

Why I Walk:  I had never heard of bladder cancer until I was diagnosed. Quite a scary time for me and my wife. Luckily, she found the BCAN website which helped us tremendously. Since then, I have felt the need to help others through their bladder cancer storm. I am so humbled at how we all have helped the Richmond Walk grow each year.

Name: Karen S.

Walk: Washington, DC, May 2, 2020

Why I Walk:  I walk in memory of my husband, Roger to still give him a voice in an organization he was so passionate about. I walk for myself, as a survivor, to spread the word of caring support, “You are not alone.”

Name: Bob S.

Walk:  Boston, MA, May 9, 2020

Why I Walk: I walk to end bladder cancer because I am a survivor and I want to help other survivors get through this terrible process.  I hope you’ll join me at the Boston Walk to End Bladder Cancer on May 9, 2020.

You can also view Bob’s Why I Walk video here.

Rob is walking to end bladder cancer bcause he is a survivor and wants to help other survivors.

Name: Casey H.

Walk: Albany, NY, May 9, 2020

Why I Walk:  My father passed away in December of 2018 from Bladder Cancer, after being diagnosed only earlier that month. This walk gives us a day to honor him with our closest family and friends. And this year we’re extremely excited to have founded Friends For Frank, a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the walk; in hopes of not only raising money to find a cure but to bring awareness to bladder cancer.

Casey is walking to end bladder cancer in Alaby, NY.

Name: Cheryl C.

Walk: Detroit, MI,  June 7, 2020

Why I Walk:  I walk with BCAN to raise money and awareness that will hopefully lead to a cure!  I also walk in memory of the several thousand who have lost their lives to this disease, as well as the ones who will be diagnosed this year.

Cheryl will walk to end bladder cancer on June 7, 2020 in Detroit.

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