Buckle up: this year’s Miracle Mile Walk is the Miracle Mile Drive!
The Augusta Oncology and Aiken Oncology team had so much fun celebrating local breast cancer survivors this past Saturday. The beloved event was given a Covid-friendly twist: instead of walk, breast cancer survivors were invited to deck out their vehicles and drive the lap as we cheered them on. Before the sun rose, we gathered at University Hospital’s Summerville campus just off Wrightsboro Road. Everyone donned pink from head to toe and made fun signs to show their support.
History of The Miracle Mile Walk
The idea of the Miracle Mile Walk was born in 2001 when Queenie Jones, a former University Health Care Foundation board member, dreamt of starting a walk in our city to raise awareness and money to help in the fight against breast cancer.
The inaugural walk in 2001 was only a mile long, hosted less than one hundred walkers, and raised three thousand dollars. Years later, the Walk has grown to attract thousands of participants on a 3-mile route.
Fundraising: Be a Part of the Miracle
Hosted by University Health Care Foundation, the Miracle Mile Drive is a fundraiser supporting University Hospital’s Randy W. Cooper, M.D., Center for Breast Health Services and the Women’s Wellness on Wheels mobile unit. We absolutely love how the center and mobile unit offer critical screenings to women in our area, regardless of anyone’s ability to pay.
One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the event stay right here in our local community. And we’re thrilled that this year’s Miracle Mile Drive raised several hundred thousand dollars for this incredibly worthy cause!
Let’s Be Heroes Together!
Want to donate or even start a team for the 2022 event? Visit the Miracle Mile Walk website to get updates on the upcoming event season, fundraising ideas, ways to connect with others who’ve been touched by breast cancer, and more. However you choose to participate, thank you for joining us in the fight against breast cancer. Let’s make more survivors!