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4 Mom Charity Walks to Join Next Year

2012 November 6
by Ann Smarty

Being a mom is an intense full-time job, requiring a list of strengths and skills that would tire anyone else out by just looking at it! At the bottom of all of those skills, though, is love and caring, qualities that can easily be extended to allow you to contribute to the state of the world, as well as the state of your children.

Put your mom skills to extra good use, exercising all the while, by contributing to any one of these four mom-focused charity walks to join next year (also find more charity walks here and here are some international charity walks for you to plan your traveling):

1. The Color Run

The Color Run

If you like mixing a crazy, exciting good time with your charitable efforts, the Color Run is a perfect event for you to participate in! Welcoming runners of all shapes, sizes and levels of ability, the Color Run spices things up by dousing all runners with wet and wild colors as they pass each kilometer marker, ending things off with a mess of all-natural dye that will make this one charity event that you’ll not soon forget.

Besides being a family-friendly event that welcomes kids of all ages, along with moms and everyone else, the Color Run supports family-oriented charitable causes, making this a perfect event for moms who want to help support real, local people just like them.

When and Where: The 2013 5K Color Run is set for a date in Las Vegas on February 16, 2013, offering a great location for the whole family! The run takes place off the beaten Vegas path, but you’ll find great prices on temporary wheels at

2. Walk Now for Autism Speaks 2013

Walk Now for Autism Speaks 2013

Given the fact that a child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder every 11 minutes, it’s likely that you know someone who has been directly affected by the affliction. Children suffering from this debilitating developmental disorder and the families who care for them require a wide array of resources to ensure the healthiest environment possible, and Walk Now for Autism Speaks aims to raise money for just that purpose.

Whether you volunteer on the sidelines or take part in the walk itself, your efforts will help real families to make their lives happier, making a difference for your friends and neighbors who need it most as they battle autism.

When and Where: To help promote the cause, Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be held in locations around the United States in 2013, including Miami, Florida on April 7, 2013, giving everyone every opportunity to find the time to contribute!

3. Mothers Day 5K

Mothers Day 5K

Supporting causes that aim to help women to stay healthy and active, the Mothers Day 5K beckons women of all ages and generations to compete for charity. With a focus on just how important mothers are, this event is known for drawing multi-generational families, even providing a kids’ run for very young participants, making it a great cause for the whole family to get involved in.

When and Where: The Mothers Day 5K 2013 will circle beautiful Lake Como in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 12, 2013, providing a unique backdrop to an exciting, mom-focused event!

4. Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer affects more women around the world than any other disease, and the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer is one of the premiere events working to raise the money needed to find a cure. 2012’s event raised more than $8 million in New York City alone, with all funds going towards access to care and scientific research, making each and every walker a crucial part of tackling breast cancer once and for all.

When and Where: This year’s Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will visit regions around the country, including New York City on October 19-20, 2013. You can follow the action from the first walk in Houston or take part in the NYC event only.

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  1. November 15, 2012

    Hi viral Mom! two thumbs up for you . You really raised the banner of a modern day mom, and I happened to be one of them too. You really emphasize on the word “AWARENESS” which some women leave that word to the authorities. Again two thumbs up for you.

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