10th Anniversary Breast Cancer Walk Coming to VaHi, Seeks Supporters

Get ready – the streets of Virginia-Highland are going to be very, very busy this weekend.

Not only do we have the second Streets Alive event taking place on Sunday, but participants in a two-day breast cancer walk will be passing through VaHi on both Saturday and Sunday. Event organizers are hoping residents will line the route and show support for the walkers as they pass through the neighborhood.

It’s the tenth anniversary of the 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer sponsored by It’s The Journey, Inc.  Streets aren’t closed for the event – participants use sidewalks or coned areas where there aren’t sidewalks. Here are the routes walkers will take as they move through VaHi on both days and the approximate times they’ll be here (route maps also below):

Saturday October 6: 7:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Exit BeltLine, turn right onto Greenwood Ave. (walkers will begin to arrive around 7:40 a.m.)

Turn left onto Ponce de Leon Pl.

Turn right onto Virginia Ave.

Stay on Virginia Ave. until Briarcliff Rd.

Turn left onto Briarcliff Rd.

Sunday October 7: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Exit 10th St., turn left onto Monroe Dr. (walkers will begin to arrive around 9:00 a.m.)

Turn right onto Park Dr.

Turn left onto Elkmont Dr.

Turn right onto Crestridge Dr.

Turn right onto Brookridge Dr.

Turn left (stay on Brookridge Dr.)

Turn left (stay on Brookridge Dr.)

Turn left onto Amsterdam Ave.

Turn left (stay on Amsterdam Ave.)

Turn right onto Monroe Dr. (walkers will begin to arrive around 10:00 a.m.)

On Saturday, Tailfin Marketing located on the north side of Virginia Ave. just west of Briarcliff, will be the site of an unofficial rest station and VaHi residents are invited to join in the fun of supporting participating walkers. Walkers should begin to arrive at Tailfin around 9:00 a.m. with final walkers passing by somewhere around 10:30 a.m.. Tailfin has limited parking so please plan to walk to join the support team there.

Come on out Saturday and Sunday and cheer on the walkers and other volunteers supporting this worthy cause!

For more information on the walk, visit the event’s website.

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