Believe Walk 2013
Join your fellow Bulldogs as we again move our paws for the cause in the 6th Annual Believe Walk through Redlands Oct. 6 to raise money for the fight against cancer.
Bulldogs Believe, and the University plans to show it with a team of walkers many Bulldogs strong. Becoming part of the University team is just a click away at Bulldogs Believe, where you can join the team as a walker, sponsor a walker, or both. A limited number of sponsorships will be available.
The first 200 participants to register for the University team will receive a free bright pink T-shirt declaring this year’s Bulldog team slogan, “Bulldogs Believe: Moving Paws for the Cause,” inspired by alum Lindsay Stansberry through a Facebook contest.
Vice President and Dean of Student Life Char Burgess said she is excited that this year the University’s fall break doesn’t conflict with the Believe Walk. “So we anticipate a large number of students and employees being able to participate. Along the route we plan to provide some entertainment using University talent and make a significant maroon and grey statement that ‘Bulldogs Believe’!”
The walk begins at 8 a.m. on State Street with encouraging words from organizers and an enthusiastic send off to all walkers, and ends at the Redlands Bowl with a “Believe Bash.” Both 5K and 10K routes can be walked.
As our Bulldog mascot Thurber already knows, this is a dog-friendly event and participants are encouraged to bring their canine companions. A “Bark & Believe” booth on State Street will be offering doggie goodies and waste bags.
Half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will develop cancer during their lifetimes. Today about 11 million people in the U.S. have had some type of cancer. Since 2008, $1.7 million dollars raised through the Believe Walk has been donated to cancer fighting organizations in this region, including Redlands Community Hospital and Loma Linda University Cancer Center.