Dust Off Your Boots for MD Anderson's Boot Walk to End Cancer
On Saturday, November 4, thousands of participants will walk in MD Anderson's eighth annual Boot Walk to End Cancer. With a fundraising goal of $1.7 million this year, the Walk aims to raise awareness of MD Anderson's mission to end cancer in Texas, across the nation and around the world.
Participants can join the Walk in the Texas Medical Center, beginning at 6883 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77030. The Walk covers 1.2 miles, but supporters can also join online, or walk in their own neighborhoods.
According to MD Anderson, less than 4% of their funding comes from the state. Since 2016, Boot Walk participants have raised more than $11 million to support critical research and patient programs at MD Anderson. This annual fundraiser provides support for patient programs, research, prevention and education at MD Anderson, with 100% of funds raised by participants directly located to support MD Anderson's mission to end cancer.
There is no registration fee and no minimum fundraising requirement. With each Boot Walk registration, participants receive free online and mobile fundraising tools, as well as staff support to help supporters raise funds and awareness. Teams who raise $25,000 or more and individuals who raise $10,000 or more can designate the funds they raise to a specific MD Anderson program or project of their choice.
As of this writing, $1,050,482.09 has been raised by a collective 424 teams and 4,752 participants. Two of those teams, the West Houston Wranglers and The Remotes, are participating from the MD Anderson West Campus located at I-10 near Highway 6 near Katy.