A Mile for Miles

Friday, Nov 27, 2020

Lafayette, LA 70501

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A Mile for Miles, a virtual family walk/run, is a great way for families to come together during the Thanksgiving holiday to give thanks and support Miles Perret Cancer Services. Any time during November 22nd – November 29th, participants will pick their own course and complete a 1 mile walk or run. Registered participants will be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa Gift Card! All ages are welcome & families are encouraged to participate together.

The Race Benefits: 

Miles Perret Cancer Services is a haven for individuals and their families fighting, surviving and living with cancer. We are here to provide emotional support, guidance, resources, programs, and most of all, hope. Our services are comprehensive and always provided at no charge. No appointment is necessary and there are no financial qualifications. Our office is located in Lafayette, LA, and our mobile unit extends services to outlying communities throughout Southwest Louisiana.

Since 2002, Miles Perret Cancer Services has served over 17,000 local families. However, the reality of our success is not in numbers but in lives changed. By taking control of their individual paths to wellness, our clients are empowered to think of themselves not as cancer patients, but as survivors.

Fundraising events like A Mile for Miles raise money to help our organization serve families in Acadiana fighting, surviving and living with cancer every day. 


Registration Fee: 

$25.00 Adults (13 & up)

$20.00 Children (12 & under)

Your registration fee includes a long sleeve, event-themed t-shirt, a swag bag, and an automatic entry into a drawing for a $1,000 Visa Gift Card! When you submit your results, you will receive an EXTRA entry into the drawing. The winner will be chosen December 7, 2020. 

Registration Deadline: Online registration ends November 16th at 11:59 pm. If you are unable to register online, you can register in person at Miles Perret Cancer Services during packet pickup. 

Event Period: The challenge starts November 22nd and ends November 29th at 11:59 pm. 


Participants are asked to track their walk or run using a fitness tracker app of their choice (MapMyRun, Runkeeper, Strava, etc). To receive credit, participants need to submit their name along with a screenshot of their results by emailing Bertha Lanthier (she will compile the results) at blanthier54@aol.com. All times must be received by 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 29th. Results will then be compiled and posted online.


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