Review: Making Strides Against Breast CancerCancer Websites, Organizations — By nygal on October 6, 2008 at 8:59 am
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the American Cancer Society’s premier event to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.
Making Strides is more than just the name of a walk. It describes the amazing progress that is being made to defeat this disease. Since 1993, 4 million walkers have raised more than $280 million through Making Strides. In 2007 alone, nearly 500,000 walkers across the country collected more than $50 million to help fight breast cancer.
Making Strides is an opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors, educate women about breast cancer prevention and early detection, and raise funds and awareness to help achieve a day when no one will have to hear the words “You have breast cancer.”
The majority of Making Strides events take place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. They are typically five kilometers (3.1 miles) or five miles in length.
By joining Making Strides, you can help to make breast cancer a thing of the past. Participation will support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving research, prevention, early detection, and support programs for thousands of patients and their families.
Visit their official Making Strides online site: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.