Health

2011-05-11
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive walk which raises awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.  Since 1993, nearly six million walkers have raised more than $400 million through Making Strides.  Thanks to Making Strides supporters, the American Cancer Society has helped people reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early by educating them and empowering them to get mammograms and clinical breast exams, helped people facing breast cancer get well by providing resources to overcome obstacles, played a role in every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history leading to groundbreaking discoveries into breast cancer’s causes and cures, and has successfully fought for laws that increase access to mammograms and treatment for all women.  On October 29, 2011 the Lehigh Valley Unit of the American Cancer Society will hold its very first Making Strides event in downtown Bethlehem.  The event will be a 5K (3.1 mile) walk for people of all ages.  Be a part of this inaugural event as a committee member, volunteer, or walker.  Contact Liz McCool at the Lehigh Valley Unit at 610-921-2329 x 3022 or liz.mccool@cancer.org. For more information about breast cancer, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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