Thousands of women and men across Michiana will unite in their fight against breast cancer during the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, October 11 at Howard Park in South Bend.
Since 1993, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has been the American Cancer Society’s rallying cry to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer. In that time, 4 million walkers have raised more than $280 million through Making Strides.
This community-based fundraiser also serves as a way for the community to be aware of ways they can play a role in making cancer a number one priority with lawmakers.
Making Strides is a noncompetitive walk supporting the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to fight cancer on four fronts: research, education, advocacy, and patient services.
“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is one of the many great ways the community can help advocate for cancer care for everyone,” said Paul Szrom, area executive director, American Cancer Society. “There is still much that needs to be done in order to eliminate this disease. That’s why we hold a Making Strides in Michiana – to continue to raise money to fund cancer research and to let our voices be heard by those who have the power to make a difference – our legislators.”
Donations will be collected at the walk or may be made online by visiting www.cancer.org/stridesonline.
For more information about this Making Strides event, call 574.257.9789 or visit www.cancer.org.