The American Cancer Society invites residents of Palm Beach County and surrounding areas to join the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5K walk that brings together cancer survivors, their family and friends, business partners, and community members in an effort to end breast cancer. There are more than 300 Making Strides events across the country each year.
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of West Palm Beach event will take place Oct. 17 at the Meyer Amphitheater in downtown West Palm Beach. Registration will open at 7 a.m., and the walk will begin at 9 a.m.
“Each person who joins a Making Strides team and shows their support makes a difference in the fight against breast cancer,” said Sharon Horton of the American Cancer Society. “This event continues to be instrumental in providing support services to individuals battling the disease and, one day, finding a cure.”
Since 1993, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has been the American Cancer Society’s rallying cry to build awareness and financing to fight breast cancer.
In that time, 10 million walkers have collected more than $594 million to fund breast cancer research, as well as support and educational programs.
While significant progress has been made, more needs to be done in the fight against the disease. The chance of a woman developing invasive breast cancer at some time in her life is about 1 in 8. In 2014, approximately 232,670 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 40,000 will die from the disease in the U.S.
To find out more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of West Palm Beach, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/palmbeachfl.