How far are you willing to go to put an end to childhood cancer?  One mile?  Five miles?  How about one million miles?

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and to help promote this cause, the folks at Alex's Lemonade Stand are asking supporters to go the extra mile by running, walking or cycling a collective one million miles to work toward a better future for kids with cancer.

Using MapMyFitness as a platform, Alex's Million Mile participants can track the miles they log each day.  Not a runner or cyclist?  You don't have to be an avid exerciser to take part.  Even if you aren't logging in miles at the track, you can walk your kids to school in the morning, take a walk around the block at lunchtime, or walk to work from a subway stop that's a little further away.  Every step counts.  

Last year – the first for the Alex's Million Mile campaign – 5,000 participants logged 250,000 miles and raised $500,000 for the cause.  This year, the non-profit is hoping to encourage participants to collectively log one million miles to raise awareness and much needed funds for research that aims to put an end to the number one disease killer of children under 15 in the United States.

Check out this site to learn more about participaing in and supporting Alex's Million Mile.  You can also follow the campaign's progress on Twitter with #Journey2aMillion.

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