Kleban Named Chair Of Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Dr. Donna Kleban has been named event chair for the American Cancer Society’s 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

The walk, scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, serves as a powerful and inspiring morning, uniting a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about ways to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society lead the fight against the disease with groundbreaking breast cancer research, information, support and added access to care.

Kleban, a board-certified surgeon who specializes exclusively in the treatment of breast cancer and other diseases of the breast, has dedicated her professional career to caring for those affected by breast cancer, and now she is dedicating her personal time to do the same. As event chair, Kleban hopes to create awareness of the disease and provide early detection tips, as well as raise much-needed funding to support the American Cancer Society’s efforts in finding a cure.

Kleban, a Wellington resident, has two sons Alexander, 14, and Michael, 12. She enjoys other pursuits such as skiing, gardening, exercise, reading and listening to classical music.

“I am honored to serve as event chair for the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk,” Kleban said. “Each and every day I see individuals who have been affected by this disease, and I know deep in my heart that we can find a cure. The advancements in treatment options are so vast today, and we proudly have so many survivors living today. Together, we can do more to ensure that this is a disease of the past.”

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program funds breast cancer research, provides up-to-date breast cancer information, ensures everyone has access to breast cancer screening and treatments, provides services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families, and educates men and women about the importance of early detection and prevention.

The annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk sees more than 6,000 pink-clad participants each year, many of whom are breast cancer patients and survivors. The walk also includes family members and friends of those who have been affected or who have lost their fight against the disease.

For more information, or to sign up a team, contact Sharon Horton at (561) 650-0136 or sharon.horton@cancer.org, or visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/palmbeachfl.

ABOVE: Dr. Donna Kleban with her sons, Alexander (left) and Michael.