Walking for a Weekend, Supporting Breast Cancer Research for the Long-Term

Walking for a Weekend, Supporting Breast Cancer Research for the Long-Term

Datadobi is proud to support both this year’s Georgia Walk for Breast Cancer and our very own Sandy Mahla. 

On October 2-3, It’s The Journey, Inc. will hold its 18th annual Georgia Walk for Breast Cancer. Participants will complete as many as 30-miles over the course of the weekend. The in-person event will have limitations as a result of COVID-19 safety measures, but there will be activities for those who attend. Specific information can be found on the event website.

Sandy is a treasured Datadobi employee and breast cancer survivor. This year she will walk 30 miles in 2 days for the fight against breast cancer completing her 14th annual 2-Day walk.

It’s The Journey’s Atlanta walk originated in 2002. When the Avon 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer relocated from the area, breast cancer survivor Randi Passoff re-created the event to raise money for cancer sufferers in the local area. 

Tragically, 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, and breast cancer is the most commonly misdiagnosed cancer among women in the U.S. These facts illustrate that funding further research, prevention, education, screenings, and support for the disease and its survivors is crucial because, unfortunately, many of us will know someone impacted by this disease in our lifetime. 

In its 18 years, the 2-Day Walk has raised $16.5 million to fund 431 grants which provide support services, early detection, screening, breast cancer education, and continuing care for those affected by breast cancer in Georgia. 

“It’s The Journey’s mission is to support breast health and breast cancer programs through Georgia, but we cannot do it alone,” said Stephani Tucker, executive director for It’s the Journey. “It is thanks to the support of committed, long-term partners like Datadobi that we are able to not only establish support for these crucial breast health programs, but to foster and grow a long-term community impact that is quite literally saving lives. We are so thankful for Datadobi’s support in this effort.” 

To Sandy, 2-Day Walkers, and to the women and families who continue to fight, show up, and support the cause everywhere, we admire you and thank you for the incredible work you are doing!   

To donate to the Georgia 2-Day Walk, you can click here