Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will take place in Binghamton this year

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A special message from the American Cancer Society on this year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Binghamton in light of the Flood of 2011


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By Diana Cahill, Regional Vice President, American Cancer Society
and Joan Ticknor, Director of Corporate Relations, American Cancer Society

My fiends,

In the last few weeks we've seen unprecedented destruction in the Southern Tier. All of us have been touched by this tragedy, many of our friends and loved ones face unimaginable challenges. And in times like this there is only one thing we can do...endure.

In spite of all that's happened and all our community faces we must endure. And so too will the mission of the American Cancer Society because breast cancer is a cold-hearted and ruthless enemy. It will not stop and it will not wait. Patients still must have rides, survivors must still have support. The need continues to be great but so is our resolve to meet that need. We must endure.

This year's American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Binghamton will go on as scheduled.

Soon we hope to have more information to you about how this year's Making Strides will look, in light of the events of the past few weeks. More details to come but we will have a special tent for agencies to distribute information and collect items for those affected by the flood. Some aspects of this year's program may feel different but purpose of our work will be the same. Together we will endure and meet the needs of breast cancer patients across the Southern Tier. Together we will make strides.


Diana & Joan

P.S. If you or someone in your family has cancer and has been effected by flooding please call us at 800-227-2345 for assistance. We also have recommendations available on our Web site on coping with cancer during a disaster.

Additional Information
Coping with Cancer During a Disaster
Coverage of the Flood of 2011 by the PressConnects
American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event page for Binghamton
Donate now to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Binghamton


About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit


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