American Cancer Society Announces Alternative to Annual Walk: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Drive Through Experience Set For Oct. 25 in Westport

This October, join the American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer “Drive Through Pink Parade” on Sunday, October 25 in Westport, Connecticut.

Sherwood Island State Park (Sherwood Island Connector) in Westport.

Registration is required online at www.MakingStridesWalk.org/FairfieldCountyCT

The year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the reimagined Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement is scheduled for Sunday, October 25 at Sherwood Island State Park, Sherwood Island Connector, Westport, CT. Free to participate though donations are greatly appreciated. Registration is required online at www.MakingStridesWalk.org/FairfieldCountyCT. For more information contact Katie DiVenuto via email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call (203) 563.1513

“Dream up fun ways to decorate your car, create a pink power music playlist, practice your horn-beeping skills, put on your pink gear and help us save lives from breast cancer,” said Katie DiVenuto, Senior Community Manager for the American Cancer Society.

There are other ways to get involved this month as well:

October 1 through 31 – Pink Your Own way

Pink Your Own Way and walk wherever you choose in support of breast cancer patients in treatment, breast cancer survivors or in honor of someone lost to the disease. Sign up with a team name to make your steps known, submit donations and secure volunteer hours for your breast cancer awareness and fundraising efforts at www.MakingStridesWalk.org/FairfieldCountyCT  

October 1 -25 – Dedicate a Personalized Tribute

Imagine a sea of pink pinwheels spinning along the Sherwood Island coastline at the first ever “Tribute Garden” at the beach on October 25. Each tribute can be personalized with a message of dedication and honor. Donations of $10 or more will provide residents an opportunity to make a dedication to a loved one lost, someone currently battling breast cancer, or to someone who has overcome their cancer. Make your tribute today and together, we can watch our hope grow for a breast cancer-free tomorrow. To donate a tribute pinwheel visit: www.MakingStridesWalk.org/FairfieldCountyCT

October 1-31 – cityHUNT Scavenger Hunt

Pink and Go Seek is a fun way for small groups to gather while supporting the cause. Using the cityHUNT digital app, teams receive clues created exclusively for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer supporters. Unlike traditional scavenger hunts, teams will “hunt” for a list of objects, follow clues to solve problems, take pictures, make videos, and celebrate breast cancer survivors. We encourage social distancing and wearing masks while you play. Learn more about the cityHUNT team event at www.MakingStridesWalk.org/FairfieldCountyCT. Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call (203) 563.1513

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women in the US. In Connecticut, 3590 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and 430 will succumb to the disease.

To learn more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and how you can become involved, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/FairfieldCountyCT.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement raises awareness to end breast cancer and ensure that no one faces this disease alone.  Funds raised enable the American Cancer Society to invest in groundbreaking research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.


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