Advocacy walks

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To really walk with purpose, try walking for a cause. Many health advocacy organizations sponsor group walks to raise funds or awareness for their causes. Some participants stretch out the health benefit year-round by doing practice walks with friends as training, then joining the big event as a group.

Great for: Doing good while feeling good, camaraderie while you exercise

Start here: Avon Walks for Breast Cancer are held in multiple locations around the U.S.; the company provides training tools such as training logs and organized walks in your area. The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is actually composed of many smaller walks on different dates.

If walking isn't your speed, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program trains cyclists, marathoners, and triathletes to compete on behalf of LLS, providing individual coaching and fund-raising expertise.

Here's a bit more about Team in Training:

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