The Got Hope Walkathon is a fundraiser dedicated to spreading awareness to both cancer and suicide prevention. Fifty percent of the walk's proceeds are donated to Life With Cancer, and fifty percent is donated to Crisis Link for suicide prevention. The Student Government Association of Thomas A. Edison High School in Alexandria sponsors the walk each year, which was started in 2007 in response to tragedies in the Edison community.
The Seventh Annual Got Hope Walkathon occurred on Saturday, May 17, 2014 with great success. We would like to thank all of our participants, volunteers and sponsors for all of your help. We raised more money and had more participants than ever before. Planning for the 8th Annual Got Hope Walkathon is currently underway! One of the ways we chose to remember the last walkathon by asking some of our volunteers about their experience.
"This years 7th Annual Got Hope Walkathon required a lot of behind the scenes efforts. Despite a little rain at the end of the day, I would call the day a success. Knowing that the money we raised and donated to Life with Cancer and Crisis Link will help so many people makes the whole event worthwhile. But, what touches me the most is seeing people come out to the Walkathon to support finding a cure for cancer and raising awareness for suicide prevention."
-SGA President Kristin Erickson
If you have any questions about the walkathon or would like to help with planning, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.