Learn About Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Learn About MakingStrides AgainstBreast Cancer

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Each event is a noncompetitive 3 to 5 mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. The events raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it's most treatable.

From the opening ceremony to the post-walk entertainment, a Making Strides event is a celebration of survivors and opportunity to remember loved-ones lost. It's a day that shouldn't be missed and won't be forgotten.

WE NEED YOU TO MAKE STRIDES

The American Cancer Society depends on Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events to raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. And Making Strides events can't happen without people like you. Through your time, effort, and dedication, you're shining a light on the issue of breast cancer. By walking in an event, raising funds, volunteering or forming a team, you're helping the American Cancer Society find solutions through new treatments and support services. You're making a difference in the lives of so many. And for that we are grateful.

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STORIES OF HOPE

The best way to learn about Making Strides events is to hear about it from the participants themselves. Let this story inspire you and then share your own story with us.

Gail, Tom and Sophie's Story

Tom Bozzo lost his wife Gail Shovlin to breast cancer in 2015, but as his daughter Sophie often reminds him, she’s still there for them. “Dad – you should just talk to Mom when you need her or need help. That’s what I do,” she tells him. She finds her mom in the clouds, feels her in the wind, and thanks her for gifts every day. “I bet Mom gave us this beautiful day,” she’ll tell her father.

When Gail was diagnosed at 39 years-old, she was determined to not just beat her breast cancer but to beat breast cancer all together. And so she began an aggressive treatment. And she also began supporting her local Making Strides Breast Cancer walk.

ABOUT BREAST CANCER

Apart from skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer type in women. In fact,

In 2017:


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252,710

new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed.

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63,410

new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will
be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).


If you or someone you love is concerned about developing breast cancer, have been recently diagnosed, are going through treatment, or are trying to stay well after treatment, we can help you find the answers you need.

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Our line of fully customizable apparel is now available for order. Making Strides Shop proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society.

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Any donation amount helps save lives from breast cancer.

Welcome to our Team Page. We’ve formed a team because this cause is important to us. We want to help. And walking and raising money in our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is the best way we can do that. We all have different reasons for participating but we share a determination to help save lives from breast cancer.

There are so many ways that the money our team raises helps. It’s helping fund innovative research. It’s providing free information for people dealing with the disease. It’s providing rides to treatment and places to stay for people who have to seek treatment far from home. In short, our money is helping save lives. Consider donating to our team and helping advance the cause.

How We Support the American Cancer Society

Of course we walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. And we solicit donations from family, friends, and other supporters. But we also schedule fundraisers in lead-up to the big event. Bake-sales, car washes, and countless other types of events. And we promote those on social media, through Facebook and Twitter, by word of mouth, and through flyers at work and around the neighborhood. The success of fundraising events depends on two things - hard work and getting the word out. And we're out to do both. Keep an eye out for our fundraising events.

Join us. Donate today. Or walk with us.

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