Walking 30 miles in two days might sound a little crazy to some, but to the devoted champions of It’s The Journey, a local breast cancer support organization, it is the perfect way to raise awareness around breast cancer. On October 11 through 12 at the Atlanta 2-Day Walk, men and women from across Georgia will walk the 30 miles through downtown Atlanta, all the while raising funds for breast cancer programs based out of Georgia.
Randi Passoff, the founder of It’s The Journey, created the Atlanta 2-Day Walk as a “kinder and gentler breast cancer walk.” Instead of staying in a tent between walking days, the walkers get to stay in a plush hotel to unwind after a long walk. Walkers also have the option to walk the whole 30 miles over the two days, to walk only 20 miles on Saturday or to walk only 10 miles on Sunday.
Since its inception in 2002, It’s The Journey has funded more than 213 grants totaling over $10 million to breast cancer programs across the state.