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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

For Immediate Release: The world's toughest cancer walk raises thousands for the fight against Cancer in Baja.

For Immediate Release: March 10, 2016
Contact: Rachel Pack, thebajawalk@gmail.com

FIRST ANNUAL BAJA WALK 100 MET WITH HUGE SUCCESS

The world's toughest cancer walk raises thousands for the fight against Cancer in Baja California, Mexico.


San Felipe, CA – The first annual Baja Walk 100, a 5-day, 100 mile walk in Baja California to raise funds and spread awareness of cancer in Baja, was met with widespread support and success this past week. A charity event to benefit the Cancer Society of San Felipe and the Mujeres Que Viven, AC programs, the Baja Walk raised $8,944 in donations and pledges while bringing together adventurers and walkers affected by cancer.


“We were determined to organize an event, that was tough, safe and life changing.” said Rachel Pack, Baja Walk 100 Coordinator. “It was so encouraging and empowering to see these walkers and volunteers come together to accomplish this hundred mile desert journey.”

Along the 5-day desert trek, participants set up camp at four designated areas in the San Felipe Desert. Walkers were provided full support throughout the walk. In camp, individuals were able to share their experiences with fellow walkers and supporters. Walkers ranged in age from 35 to 74, from all walks of life, one walker described it as the ‘Star Wars Bar’.”

“We are so thrilled to announce the nearly $9,000 raised is going to support the fight against cancer in Baja,” said Pack. “This is our way of supporting the fight, and I thank every single person that supported this prolific and important cause. Mark your calendars for this same time next year, because the second official Baja Walk 100 is already being planned!”

The San Felipe Cancer Society, founded in 2006 by two American cancer survivors, and over the years has grown to become an integral part in the San Felipe Health System. Some services they offer include: complete physicals, mammograms, pap tests, diabetes testing, home visits, transportation, education, and financial assistance for struggling individuals.

The Mujeres Que Viven, AC is a social organization founded by the Club Baseball Mexicali Eagles. Specializing in the fight against breast cancer, they continually raise awareness through providing economic, physical, spiritual and psychological support for women affected by cancer.

The second annual Baja Walk is tentatively scheduled for March 6-10, 2017.

For more information, or to follow updates and schedules for the second
Baja Walk 100 -  visit: http://www.bajawalk.com/  
FACEBOOK "Baja Cancer Walk 100" : https://www.facebook.com/groups/848871108478395/

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