This fall, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is once again hosting its annual Boot Walk to End Cancer®. The event, presented by LyondellBasell, will take place Saturday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Texas Medical Center.
The Boot Walk is open to people of all ages and activity levels, and registration is free. Registration and check-in opens at 11 a.m. the day of the event, with free parking available at the Mid-Campus Building garage at 7007 Bertner Ave., and free shuttles are available to take participants to and from the starting area.
Boot Walk participants are encouraged to form a team and wear their favorite pair of boots for the event, from cowboy to combat or even rain boots.
After completing the 1.2-mile route, participants are invited to the post-walk celebration for a variety of family-friendly activities.
MD Anderson also provides participants with a personal fundraising page, email templates for donation requests and thank you messages, and the ability to track their fundraising progress leading up to the event. Those who raise at least $100 will be awarded a Boot Walk shirt commemorating the event.
Since the inaugural walk in 2016, Boot Walk participants have raised more than $4 million to support critical research and patient care programs at MD Anderson, with more than 11,000 Boot Walk participants and 1,028 teams partaking in the event. One hundred percent of the funds raised at the Boot Walk go directly to support MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer.
MD Anderson is ranked No. 1 in cancer care in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” survey. The institution has been named one of the nation’s top two cancer hospitals since the survey’s inception in 1990. MD Anderson’s cancer clinical trials program is one of the largest of its kind, offering more than 1,250 clinical trials for common and rare cancers. These trials offer tomorrow’s medicine to patients today, and many are only available at MD Anderson.