‘Mile for Miles’ virtual family walk/run announced
A Mile for Miles, a virtual family walk/run, is a great way for families to come together during the Thanksgiving holiday to give thanks and support Miles Perret Cancer Services.
Any time during Nov. 22 through Nov. 29, participants will pick their own course and complete a 1-mile walk or run.
Registered participants will be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa Gift Card. All ages are welcome and families are encouraged to participate together.
The registration fee is $25.00 for adults (ages 13 and up) and $20 for children.
The fee includes a long sleeve, event-themed t-shirt and a swag bag, and an automatic entry into a drawing for a $1,000 Visa Gift Card. When results are submitted, registrants will receive an extra entry into the drawing. The winner will be chosen Dec. 7.
Online registration ends Nov. 16 at 11:59 p.m. If you are unable to register online, you can register in person at Miles Perret Cancer Services during packet pickup.
The challenge starts Nov. 22 and ends Nov. 29 at 11:59 p.m.
Participants are asked to track their walk or run using a fitness tracker app of their choice (MapMyRun, Runkeeper, Strava, etc.). To receive credit, participants need to submit their names and screenshot of their results by emailing Bertha Lanthier at firstname.lastname@example.org. All times must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29. Results will then be compiled and posted online.
Packets can be picked up at Miles Perret Cancer Services, 2130 Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and Thursday, Nov. 19, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. T-shirts are first come, first served.
In the spirit of giving, Miles Perret Cancer Services will also be accepting donations of dry and canned food to be donated to a local food bank. Participants should feel free to bring any non-perishable dry or canned food when they pick up their packets.