In Their Shoes is a 13.1 mile one-day walk through Athens, Georgia to raise money for the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support. The 2016 walk is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 22. A light breakfast and group warm-up will be available before the walk and free lunch and massages await walkers at the finish line.
The Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support offers cancer patients compassion, support and insight from other patients and medical professionals. Available services include support groups, educational workshops, individual and group counseling, exercise classes, complimentary therapies, and a library. The center also provides emotional and spiritual support to cancer patients, their families and caregivers before, during and after treatment.
More than $1.4 million has been raised since the walk started in 2006. 100% of the donations stay local and allow the center to provide programs and support services at no charge to cancer patients, their families, and caregivers regardless of where they are treated or how long ago they were diagnosed.
The walk begins and ends at the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support at Athens Regional Medical Center. The route changes each year, providing walkers the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and splendor of many of Athens’ neighborhoods, businesses, restaurants and the UGA campus.