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Making Strides breast cancer event raises $200,000

10/11/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of the American Cancer Society
AKRON — Shown at right are some of the 4,000 Akron area residents who participated in the American Cancer Society (ACS) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® 5K walk Oct. 7. The noncompetitive event honored breast cancer survivors, offered information on how to reduce breast cancer or to detect the disease early, raised $200,000 to end breast cancer through research and helped the ACS ensure access to mammograms for women who need them, according to event organizers.

The fundraising event provides free resources and support to the one in two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who turn to the ACS for help and support, according organizers.

“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer unites us all to walk together as the most powerful force to end breast cancer,” said Teri Incorvia, ACS walk organizer. “We are so thankful for how this community has pulled together to encourage everyone to change the course of breast cancer forever. Making Strides walkers and supporters can be proud that their efforts are helping 2.6 million breast cancer survivors living in the U.S. celebrate another birthday this year.”

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 270 communities to fund the fight, according to event organizers. To make a donation on behalf of the event, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org. For additional information about breast cancer, contact the ACS at 800-227-2345 or visit the website www.cancer.org.

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