Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the American Cancer Society’s nationwide series of walking events to raise funds and awareness to end breast cancer.
Nearly 1 in 8 women will find themselves with invasive breast cancer at some point in their lives, pretty scary. One in every two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer will turn to the American Cancer Society (ACS) for assistance, at that devastating moment in their lives. The organization has been an important educational resource, as well as, an essential funding source for breast cancer research, through their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program.
The Making Strides program started 20 years ago, and in that time, breast cancer death rates significantly declined (by 32 percent). The community walks not only raise funds to help fight this devastating illness, but are an inspirational opportunity to honor survivors. The walks spread information about both prevention and screenings too.
There are over 270 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks nationwide each year, honoring survivors. They range in distance from 3 to 5 miles, and anyone can participate. You can participate as a walker, volunteer to staff the event or simply make a tax deductible donation sponsoring a walker. There are other ways to help also. Learn more about options to volunteer here acscan.org/makingstrides.
I encourage you to check out the find an event page, and chose a local walk to participate in. Also, if you are over 40, be sure to make use of their mammogram reminder service. I will be signing up for this, since doing this post series reminded me that I am overdue for one myself.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by the American Cancer Society (ACS) via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the American Cancer Society (ACS).