Walking Warriors

Walk to Battle Breast Cancer with Walking Warriors

A group of people hold hands in triumph as they finish a charity walk

Join Walking Warriors for the 4th Annual Walk on
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Walking Warriors logo in pink and purple incorporates the pink ribbon symbol of breast cancer research

About Us

Walking Warriors are a dedicated group of former Avon39 Walkers who banded together in 2018 to continue the fight against breast cancer. The event, Walk to Battle Breast Cancer, brings participants together to complete either a 10-mile or 20-mile walk in and around Washington, DC. As its own 501(c)(3), Walking Warriors Battling Breast Cancer is composed of team members who plan and lead their training routes — all to support research and community programs at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Read more about us on our event website.

Walking Warriors Impact

In 2019, Walking Warriors had 75 dedicated walkers who raised over $110,000. Together with a match from Lombardi Women, the total raised was more than $135,000. In 2020, though the pandemic canceled the walk, the group was able to raise $40,000 in donations. Help us raise the bar even higher this year!

A large group of men and women, some of whom have arms raised in triumph, gather around a large mock check made out to Georgetown Lombardi

Walking Warriors funds support:
– A junior research faculty grant to investigate metastatic breast cancer prevention and treatment
– Georgetown Lombardi’s Capital Breast Care Center for patient navigation to education, screening and treatment services

Get Involved with Walking Warriors

Become a Walker

Join Walking Warriors for the 4th Annual Walk on May 1, to benefit Georgetown Lombardi’s breast cancer research and community service and education programs. 

See our event website for more information and to register to be a 2021 Walker!

Knit One, Cure One

Knit One Cure One: curing cancer one stitch at a time

Knit One, Cure One brings together fiber artists to create wearable art. All sales proceeds are donated to support breast cancer research and access to care. In 2018, Knit One, Cure One donated to Walking Warriors to support their efforts to prevent or treat metatstatic breast cancer. Knit One, Cure One welcomes volunteers to knit, sew, and help with marketing and photography.

More information about how to become a Knit One, Cure One volunteer will be available soon!