By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
Community members are invited to walk, run, swim, golf, dance or spin to support the Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research’s annual fundraising event on May 15, renamed “Move With Love” for 2021.
Each year, Palisadian runners and walkers join the foundation in spring for the annual Walk With Love, which, in a typical year, hosts iterations in Pacific Palisades, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.
In 2020, in response to COVID-19, the event pivoted to take place virtually. And this year, it will once again be online, but with a slight difference: Instead of Walk With Love, it is now Move With Love.
“This year, we want to get the world moving,” Dr. Susan Love wrote in a statement. “Whether you walk, run, swim, golf, dance or spin—your actions support the forward movement of research to end breast cancer.”
Love reported that even during this time of uncertainty, the foundation has remained committed to its mission of ending breast cancer.
“Over the past 12 years, together we have raised millions of dollars for breast cancer research through our annual Walk With Love,” Love wrote. “This year, as the number one breast cancer research organization in the U.S., we can achieve even more.”
As of last year, breast cancer has become the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world in women, according to the statement, which surpassing lung cancer with 2.3 million new cases.
“Now more than ever we need research to end this devastating disease,” Love said.
Each registered virtual participant will receive a Move With Love bundle, which includes a limited-edition T-shirt, custom movement bib and a social media toolkit to share the experience online with the Move With Love community. Palisadians are invited to register as an individual, or by joining or creating a team.
Money raised during the event goes toward supporting “collaborative, cutting-edge” research that is focused on improving the lives of people impacted by breast cancer. Specifically, funds will support the foundation’s “Exploring the Ductal Anatomy” project.
“Our goal is to utilize speed of sound 3D ultrasounds to visualize the distribution of ducts within a particular breast as well as to locate early lesions within a duct,” according to the website. “This approach will enable both sampling the fluid in the duct (liquid biopsy) as well as the installation of intraductal therapy to better treat the disease right where it starts.”
As the Palisadian-Post went to print on Tuesday, more than $74,000 had been raised in 2021 so far.
“Together we will reach our fundraising goal of $150,000 in support of innovative, ground-breaking breast cancer research,” Love concluded.
For more information or to register for this year’s event, visit movewithlove2021.org.
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