How can I get involved in walking charities?


The internet is a great place to find a walking charity in your area. You can find national and local charity events for a variety of causes including cancer, heart disease, arthritis and asthma.  However, charity walking events for breast cancer seem to be the most popular. Once you find an event, it is as simple as signing up.

The internet is a great place to find out about walking charities.  The Walking site at gives you many resources and ideas of charities that you can walk for.  Getting involved in a walking charity is an excellent way to get you started on a walking program.  Remember that you are supposed to be taking 10,000 steps per day so you might as well put your steps to good use!  It is always a good idea to have a goal such as one of these events to give you something to train for as well as a timeline goal. Through these events you can also connect with other people in your community to continue walking with long after the event is over. 

Getting involved in charity work is a very rewarding experience, and very easy to get involved in.

Most importantly you will want to decide which charity or organization you want to get involved in. If you have not already decided on one you can search for charities on-line, local churches, your Chamber of Commerce, etc. Once you have decided (be it one or many) you can visit their website or call for enrollment information. If they have a local office you can stop by in person - ask for the walk/run/volunteer coordinator.

Once you are connected to the charity of choice, they will provide you with all of the information you need to get started.

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