Fort Lauderdale, FL — It is again, time to make strides for finding a cure for breast cancer. As the fight to cure breast cancer moves forward, Broward residents are ready to make strides in support the women who face this dreaded diseast. The American Cancer Society invites residents of Broward County and surrounding areas to join the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5K walk that brings together cancer survivors, their family and friends, business partners, and community members in an effort to bring this disease to an end. This is the largest network of breast cancer-fighting events in the United States, with more than 300 Making Strides events across the country each year.
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward County event takes place on October 11, 2014 at Huizenga Plaza Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Registration will open at 7:30am and the walk will begin at 9:00am.
“Each person who joins a Making Strides team and shows their support makes a difference in the fight against breast cancer,” said Susan LaClair, Specialist, Community Events. “This event continues to be instrumental in providing support services to individuals battling the disease and, one day, finding a cure. The American Cancer Society has discovered landmark treatments such as Tamoxifen and Herceptin, and research funding continues in the hopes of finding a cure.”
Since 1993, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has been the American Cancer Society’s rallying cry to build awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. In that time, 10 million walkers have collected more than $594 million to fund breast cancer research and support and educational programs.
While significant progress has been made, more needs to be done in the fight against the disease. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women in the U.S. other than skin cancer, and is the second leading cause of cancer death after lung cancer. The chance of a woman developing invasive breast cancer at some time in her life is about 1 in 8. In 2014, approximately 232,670 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die from the disease in the U.S.
To find out more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward County please visit www.makingstrideswalk.org.
For information about breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
IF YOU GO:
WHAT: Making Strides 5 K walk
WHEN: October 11, 2014, registration 7:30 a.m. The walk at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Huizenga Plaza, Downtown Fort Lauderdale
WHY: To cure breast cancer
INFO: Visit www.makingstrideswalk.org or call 1-800-227-2345