The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will occur on Sunday, October 14 at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, uniting communities across Fairfield County, honor those touched by the disease and raise awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer.
The Fairfield County event is expected to have more than 5,000 walkers supporting the Society’s breast cancer programs and services. Click here for all the details.
WHAT: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Fairfield County, CT
WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10:00AM
WHERE: Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT
PHONE: (203) 563-1513
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. The noncompetitive, inspirational event raises awareness and funds to end breast cancer and provide hope to ensure no one faces breast cancer alone. Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most. In 2017, ACS staff helped guide more than 40,000 cancer patients through every step of their journey as they moved through the health care system, including helping with insurance problems, referring them to ACS and other local services, assisting caregivers and addressing obstacles to care.
“Because of the determination of Making Strides supporters, the American Cancer Society is there for people in every community affected by breast cancer, whether they’re currently dealing with a diagnosis, may face one in the future, or will avoid it altogether because of education and risk reduction,” said Patti Lestrange Mack, Director of Communications for the American Cancer Society. “At the event, communities embrace a bittersweet mix of purpose – celebrating survivorship and paying meaningful tributes to loved ones lost. From research to education, prevention to diagnosis and treatment to recovery, we provide support to everyone impacted by breast cancer.”
To learn more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and how you can become involved, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org or call 800.227.2345.
Making Strides Facts:
• Making Strides raises more than $60 million for the American Cancer Society each year, with more than $870 million raised for the fight against breast cancer since 1993.
• ACS has played a role in nearly every major breast cancer breakthrough in recent history.
• ACS is available 24 hours a day, providing valuable information, answers and emotional support for those touched by breast cancer.
• Through their advocacy affiliate, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the ACS works with lawmakers to increase funding for breast cancer research and ensures access to mammograms for women who need them.