The Walking Company Announces 7th Annual ‘Walking for Hope’ Campaign to Support City of Hope and Local Charity Partners Nationwide

Leading comfort footwear retailer continues its commitment to charitable causes with pledge to surpass the $900,000 donation mark through proceeds from sales of pink ribbon footwear and accessories

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Sept. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Walking Company, leading specialty retailer of comfort footwear, has announced its 7th annual ‘Walking for Hope’ campaign to support charitable efforts through local communities and health-related organizations. This year, The Walking Company has pledged to reach over $900,000 in total combined donations since the campaign’s inception to support City of Hope, the world-renowned cancer research center, and various local charities across the country through grassroots initiatives.

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To support cancer research and raise awareness through the ‘Walking for Hope’ program, The Walking Company will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of exclusive ABEO® biomechanical footwear and accessories adorned with the pink ribbon, a universal breast cancer awareness symbol. The assortment includes ABEO athletic footwear styles, shearling boots, and slippers all featuring ABEO’s signature customized-comfort technology, as well as accessories and personalized 3D³ orthotics. The collection is available at The Walking Company’s 215+ nationwide stores and online at

“Now in its seventh year, our Walking for Hope campaign continues its commitment to supporting both local and national charitable initiatives while encouraging a healthy lifestyle through mobility with our customized comfort footwear solutions,” said Lee Cox, president at The Walking Company. “Once again, we are proud to support these causes with our pledge to reach over $900,000 in total donations since we began partnering with City of Hope and various other charities seven years ago.”

Additionally, with a combined donation of $20,000, The Walking Company will be a sponsor of City of Hope’s ‘Walk for Hope’ events in Phoenix on October 1st, and in Los Angeles on November 5th. The Walking Company will continue to support various local events and charities across the country committed to the fight against cancer and other health and wellness-related issues. For more information, please visit:

The Walking Company® is the leading national specialty retailer of high-quality, technically designed comfort footwear and accessories, and offers a selection of premium comfort brands including ABEO®, Dansko® , ECCO® and many others. The Walking Company operates over 215+ stores in premium malls across the nation and the company's website at


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