‘Making Strides’ Attracts More Than 10,000 Walkers
By Space Coast Daily // October 19, 2013
RAISES IN EXCESS OF $350K TO FIGHT CANCER
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The 10th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Brevard County attracted more than 10,000 people and raised in excess of $350,000 for the fight against breast cancer which is a disease estimated to kill almost 3,000 women in Florida every year.
THE WALK BEGAN at 8 a.m. at Space Coast Stadium and the American Cancer Society issued this statement via their website:
At the American Cancer Society, we’re working to create a world without breast cancer. This year – our 100th birthday – we are combining our never-ending passion with the wisdom of experience to finish the fight against breast cancer.”
The goal is to raise more than $350,000 for the fight against breast cancer which is a disease estimated to kill almost 3,000 women in Florida every year. Third highest in deaths from breast cancer in the U.S., Florida is second in the number of annual breast cancer cases.
The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step with us at one of our American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. Just a few hours of your time at this non-competitive, 3-mile event will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families.
Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.
Since 1993, more than 9 million cancer charity walkers across the country have raised more than $528 million through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events to help fight breast cancer. Last year alone, dedicated supporters raised $68 million nationwide to help the American Cancer Society save more lives to help finish the fight against the disease.”