Actress Andrea Evans will reprise her role as City of Hope's 2006 Celebrity Ambassador for its annual Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer program, held in cities across the country. This will mark the sixth consecutive year Evans has dedicated her time and efforts to the Walk and its drive to cure breast cancer.
Walk for Hope raises funds for City of Hope Cancer Center, a leader in research and treatment to prevent, combat and ultimately cure breast cancer.
The top national fundraiser registered to the Andrea's Angels team (www.walk4hope.org/andreasangels) will win a trip for two to Los Angeles and the chance to visit the Passions set complete with lunch with Andrea Evans The top fundraisers from the teams in each market will win an exclusive Passions carry-all with unique items including beach towel, sports water bottle, cast cook book and other memorabilia from the show.
"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to launch my own Walk for Hope team," said Evans. "I've always wanted to rally my fans to get more involved in the Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer, and this is an easy way for them to take part from their own cities and support a life-saving cause. As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, I know how vital research is to ending the devastation of breast cancer. Participate in the Walk either by coming out to an event or by attending virtually. Supporting Walk for Hope ensures that researchers at City of Hope can make significant advances in research and treatment for women battling this disease."
Walk for Hope events are being held this year in Dallas (Grapevine), Seattle, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Evans will greet her team members and walk with her family at the Los Angeles Walk for Hope on October 8, 2006.
City of Hope is one of the world's leading research and treatment centers for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Named by U.S.News & World Report as one of America's best medical centers for cancer treatment, City of Hope is a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest designation bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. City of Hope's scientific knowledge is shared with medical centers locally and globally, helping patients battling life-threatening diseases. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org.