Blanca Greenstein of Wellington has been named event chair for the 2015 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach.
The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a part of the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities with a shared determination to finish the fight.
Greenstein is the founder of Greenstein & Associates, a law firm with offices in West Palm Beach, Wellington and Lake Worth, as well as other locations in Florida, New York and southern California.
Greenstein lost her mother Sheila Perper to cancer and finds volunteering for the American Cancer Society as a way to honor her mother’s memory. Perper was also an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society.
“There is not a single day that goes by that I don’t think of my mom, and I feel like helping the American Cancer Society helps me stay connected to her and keep her memory alive,” Greenstein said.
The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program funds breast cancer research, provides up-to-date breast cancer information, ensures everyone has access to breast cancer screenings 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 hundreds of 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.
ABOVE: Blanca Greenstein