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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Date(s): 10/19/2013

9:00 a.m.

Martin Park 5600 Park Ridge Rd, Loves Park
The American Cancer turns 100 this year, and there would be no better gift than to have thousands of Northern Illinois residents participate in the Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® 3 mile fundraising walk on Saturday, October 19, 2013. This event will help the Society finish the fight against breast cancer. The walks, in nearly 300 communities, help to raise $60 million dollars for the American Cancer Society each year to save lives from breast cancer. The dollars raised fund groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat and cure breast cancer; ensure access to mammograms for women who need them; and provide free resources and support to the one in two newly diagnosed women who turn to the Society for help and support, including transportation and lodging during treatment.

“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer unites us to walk together as the most powerful force to end breast cancer,” said Emily Lipinsky, Regional Director for the American Cancer Society. “When you join Making Strides, you are supporting the world’s leader in the fight to end breast cancer. The money you raise helps the American Cancer Society do the most for people with breast cancer today to end the disease tomorrow.”

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. This event also supports the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to fight breast cancer on all fronts and save lives by helping people stay well by reducing breast cancer risk or finding it early; helping people get well by providing information and support during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research and by fighting back by encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

Visit www.cancer.org/stridesonline OR www.makingstrideswalk.org/rockfordil to help the Society continue saving lives. For more information about breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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