Making Strides Super Sunday Results

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More than 250,000 people marched in American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events this weekend raising more than $15.5 million

 

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New York, NY (10/16/2011) - It was a huge as hundreds of thousands of people in New York and New Jersey marched in support of the American Cancer Society's efforts to make more pink for your green. Today was Super Sunday capping off a weekend of 20 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events in the two states. This weekend alone, more than 250,000 people walked and raised in excess of $15.5 million to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The walk and the dollars raised from it support the Society’s efforts to help people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back against breast cancer. Even during tough economic times, the demand for the Society’s patient services and other programs remains high. Funds raised by events like Making Strides Against Breast Cancer are critical in meeting the needs of breast cancer in the community.

Below is a quick list of results from today's series of American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in New York and New Jersey:

Long Island, NY 55,000 walkers raised $ 2.9 million
Kew Gardens, NY 10,000 walkers raised $877,000
Westchester, NY 15,000 walkers raised $1.325 million
Bronx, NY 9000 walkers raised $450,000
Brooklyn, NY 27,000 walkers raised $1.07 million
Staten Island, NY 5,700 walkers raised $610,000
Manhattan, NY 35,000 walkers raised $2.65 million
Albany, NY 15,000 walkers raised $1.07 million
Utica, NY 3,800 walkers raised $230,000
Hudson Valley, NY 9,500 walkers raised $775,000 at Woodbury Commons & Dutchess Stadium
Albion (Watt Farms), NY 800 walkers raised $35,000
Jamestown, NY 700 walkers raised $75,000
Parsippany, NJ 8,500 walkers raised $715,000
Newark, NJ 12,000 walkers raised $345,00
Jersey City, NJ 4,500 walkers raised $200,000
Woodbrige, NJ 6,000 walkers raised $375,000
Point Pleasant, NJ 17,000 walkers raised $1.1 million
Ocean City, NJ
4,400 walkers raised $261,000
Ridgefield Park, NJ 8,000 walkers raised $619,200
Watertown, NY 1,000 walkers raised $105,000

Two Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events will take place later this month on October 23rd in Warren County, NY and Pennsauken, NJ. Strides events have already taken place this month in several New York State cities including Corning, Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Waterloo, and in Washington County.

If you missed this month's Strides events, it's not too late to support the fight against cancer. Donations can still be made online at cancer.org/stridesonline.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer supports the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to fight cancer on all fronts. Over time, the Society has invested more in breast cancer research than any other voluntary public health organization, spending more on breast cancer research.


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About the American Cancer Society
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