In 1994, the Alexandria Walk to Fight Breast
Cancer was established by former City Manager Vola Lawson. Since its inception,
the Walk has helped over 8,000 uninsured and under insured Alexandria women
receive free mammograms and other diagnostic screenings.
Due to budget cuts, the Annual Walk to Fight Breast Cancer was discontinued in 2014, but to ensure that women who remain in need can access critical screenings, the Vola Lawson Breast Cancer Memorial was established. The Fund is named in honor of Vola Lawson who passed away in December 2013.
With support of community members, city government, local businesses and non-profit organizations, we are able to keep the memory of Vola and her vision alive.