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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Sep 01, 2017 08:30AM ● Published by Jason Huddle

Making Strides Agains Breast Cancer

Celebrating 25 years of saving lives nationwide, the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held October 21 at zMax Dragway. The event supports the fight against the second-leading cause of cancer death in women and ensures no one faces breast cancer alone. 

Dollars raised by Making Strides supporters help the American Cancer Society ensure no one faces breast cancer alone by funding innovative breast cancer research; promoting education and risk reduction; and providing comprehensive patient support to those who need it most.

Since 1993, more than 13 million supporters have raised more than $810 million nationwide. Last year, 6,000 walkers throughout Cabarrus County and the Charlotte metro area helped to raise more than $500,000. 

According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2017, an estimated 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,610 will die from the disease this year.

“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,” Jennifer Nelson, community development manager, says. “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 the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event and how you can become involved, visit MakingStridesWalk.org/charlottenc or CharlotteNCStrides@Cancer.org.

Article By Megan Nelson

Sponsored by The American Cancer Society

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