You too can be a superhero. You, your friends, your family. All it takes it to participate. Sign up for the Wonder Woman Walk on Sunday, September 18 and raise some money and awareness to help eradicate breast cancer. Its easy to sign up and register online. Not a walker? Then support one of the many teams with a donation.
The Jessica M. Berman Wonder Woman Walk for Breast Cancer is a family-oriented 5K Walk through the scenic Huntington Palisades neighborhood. The Walk will take place on September 18, 2016 and begin at Palisades Park. Go early and reconvene after the Walk to enjoy the Kid’s Zone which will include a bounce house, face painting and many other fun activities. There will also be an Expo that will include refreshments, activities for children and adults, Jessica’s Inspiration booth and valuable health and breast cancer information. Kids – you can even dress as your favorite superhero!
The Jessica Berman Foundation was lovingly established in 2014 by Jessica’s husband David to honor Jessica’s memory and continue her legacy of raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer and childhood neurological disorders. The Foundation’s goal is to actively seek out and fund the most promising and innovative research in both of these areas, while also deploying funds for patient support services for those that need assistance or support.
To date, the Foundation has committed over $1.2 million to fund these important initiatives. They have partnered with Tower Cancer Research Foundation to establish two $500,000 five-year Senior Investigator Grants focused on innovative breast cancer research. To learn more about the walk and how you can get involve, visit them online. You can also support this event by sponsoring a Walk Team.
A message from David Berman “My loving wife Jessica was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer while five months pregnant with our son Leo. At the tender age of 34, she became a tireless fighter for her life, an inspiring advocate for others afflicted by this disease, and a prolific fundraiser for breast cancer research. Since childhood, Jessica had an affinity for Wonder Woman, the warrior princess fighting for justice and peace. She came to embody this heroine in her personal battle against breast cancer. Though Jessica passed away on August 24, 2014, her legacy lives on through the Jessica M. Berman WONDER WOMAN WALK. No donation is too small or too big – your generosity is greatly appreciated by us, as well as the millions of cancer patients (and their families) in the world today.” – David, Abby and Leo Berman Donate on David’s page!