The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Meyer Amphitheater in downtown West Palm Beach to unite communities, honor those touched by the disease, and raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.
Palm Beach Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is one of the largest breast cancer awareness events in Palm Beach County, with more than 4,000 participants supporting the non-competitive two-mile walk each year. Registration is free and begins at 7 a.m. The walk is set to start at 9 a.m.
Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research, provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk, and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most. Since 1993, more than 15 million supporters have raised more than $935 million nationwide. Last year, walkers in the West Palm Beach area helped to raise more than $100,000.
In 2018, ACS staff helped guide more than 34,000 cancer patients through every step of their journey as they moved through the healthcare system, including helping with insurance problems, referring them to ACS-provided and other local services, assisting caregivers and addressing obstacles to care.
“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,” 2019 Event Chair Shannon Burrows said. “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 www.makingstrideswalk.org/palmbeachfl or call Jay Zeager at (561) 614-2821.