On Sunday, May 9, 2010, the Live Your Best Life Walk will take place in New York City to celebrate the 10th anniversary of O, The Oprah Magazine. It marks the final day of a weekend-long celebration and benefits 10 charities. In addition to HealthCorps, recipient charities are A Better Chance (educational opportunities for people of color), Best Friends Animal Society (finds homes for pets), FFAWN (Mary J. Blige’s charity to help women gain confidence and realize full potential), New York Restoration Project (Bette Midler’s project to make New York cleaner, especially parks), Oceana (protecting the world’s oceans), The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Partners in Health (quality health care to poverty-stricken communities), and Share our Strength (end child hunger in the US 2015).
Principles: Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, singer Jennifer Hudson, Weight Watchers Spokesperson and singer Mary J. Blige, Bette Midler, Elizabeth Banks walking to support Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Tracy Chapman walking to support A Better Chance, singer Emmylou Harris, Neko Case, actress(Twilight) Rachelle Lefevre, and Lisa Edelstein walking to support Best Friends Animal Society, Dr. Mehmet Oz walking to support HealthCorps, Sam Waterston walking to support Oceana, Caitlin Crosby walking to support Camp C.O.P.E, Joia Mukherjee walking to support Partners in Health and Aaron McCargo, Jr. and Mindy Segal walking to support Share Our Strength.
The walk is 2 miles and starts at Intrepid Museum Welcome Center - Pier 86 at West 46th Street and 12thAvenue. It moves along Hudson River and ends in the heart of Times Square.