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Akron Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

10/29/2009 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of J Ryan Photography
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The American Cancer Society (ACS) announced $200,000 was raised at its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® event Oct. 10 at Lock 3.

Shown at right is the balloon release that took place during the daylong event.

More than 6,000 dedicated community members participated in the 5K walk to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate people about the disease and raise funds and awareness.

“Cancer does not go away in tough economic times,” said Alexandra Houser Vukoder, ACS spokesperson. “We are so thankful for how this community has pulled together to ensure that we can continue to serve breast cancer patients and their families here in the Akron area.”

Sponsors of this year’s Akron event included Akron Education Association, Curves, OMNOVA Solutions Inc. and Time Warner Cable. Akron Life and Leisure magazine and WQMX 94.9FM were media sponsors, and Lynn Kelly, from WQMX 94.9FM, emceed the walk for its 10th anniversary.

Donations to the organization are still being accepted at cancer.org/stridesonline. For more information about breast cancer, contact the ACS at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org/breastcancer.

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