25,000 Palm Beach Residents Raise $400k in Breast Cancer Walk


Twenty-five thousand palm beach county residents RAISE $400,000


American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Empowers Community To Take Action

BOCA, FL-10/23/18 – More than 25,000 South Palm Beach County residents came together on October 14, at FAU Campus for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and raised $400,000 to help save lives from breast cancer.

“The South Palm Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event was a moving example how – united – we can make huge progress toward a world without breast cancer,” said Jamie Bellamy, Senior Manager of Community Development. “Our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk helps the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking research into causes, prevention, and treatments for breast cancer, provide free rides to chemo and places to stay near hospitals, a live 24/7 cancer helpline, and so much more.”

Since 1993, 14 million Making Strides supporters have raised more than $870 million nationwide. The 2018 walk was made possible in part by the generous support of our Platinum Sponsors, Lynn Cancer Institute and University of Miami Sylvester. This year Avon joined us as the first ever National Presenting Sponsor. For over 130 years, Avon has inspired the financial independence, health and wellbeing of women – and the fight against breast cancer is central to their mission.

Making Strides participants can be proud that we’ve seen a 39% drop in breast cancer death rates since 1989, but we still have much more to do. Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women. According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2018, more than 266,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die from the disease this year.

It’s not too late to make a donation to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in South Palm Beach County. Visit MakingStridesWalk.org/bocadelrayboyntonfl to help the American Cancer Society continue saving lives. For free breast cancer information and resources or to donate, visit the American Cancer Society, anytime day or night, at cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.

Photos by Ken Alvarez:: https://southpalmstrides.smugmug.com/MSABC2018