Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

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OVER 20,000 COME TOGETHER FOR A WORLD WITHOUT BREAST CANCER

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk set for October 21, 2017

WHAT: Over 20,000 of local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and corporate and community members are uniting to make the greatest impact to save lives and ensure no one faces breast cancer alone at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 3K walk. This noncompetitive, inspirational event raises awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer. Click here to learn more, register or donate.

WHEN:

October 21, 2017
Registration begins at 6:30 am.
Walk begins at 8:30 am, rain or shine.

WHERE: Mizner Park Amphitheater

INTERVIEWS: Interviews will be available with cancer survivors, caregivers, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer participants, and local American Cancer Society staff and volunteers. Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie; City Council Members & Commissioners; Local Boca Raton Residents

ONSITE CONTACT:

John Sternal: 954-592-1201; jsternal@meritmile.com

Click here to learn more, register or donate.

BACKGROUND: Last year, 23,000 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer participants raised $520,000 in South Palm Beach County for the American Cancer Society to invest in groundbreaking research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2017, an estimated 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,610 will die from the disease this year. About 2,470 men are also expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year with 460 deaths.

Since 1993, more than 13 million supporters have raised more than $810 million to help end breast cancer. Today, walks are held more than 250 communities nationwide.

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