Making Strides in 2010

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American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks Turn Cities in New York & New Jersey Pink!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's also the time of year when hundreds of thousands of people, across New York and New Jersey, come out in a show of force against breast cancer. Below is a quick list of results from the 2010 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in Eastern Division.

Corning, NY 800 walkers raised $31,000
Binghamton, NY 7,000 walkers raised $255,000
Buffalo, NY 5,000 walkers raised $500,000
Rochester, NY 8,600 walkers raised $805,000
Syracuse, NY 6,000 walkers raised $400,000
Waterloo, NY $41,000 raised
Watertown, NY 1,200 walkers raised $70,000
Washington County, NY $30,000 raised
Long Island, NY
55,000 walkers raised $ 2.88 million
Kew Gardens, NY 9,000 walkers raised $810,000
Purchase, NY 12,000 walkers raised $1.45 million
Bronx, NY 8000 walkers raised $460,000
Brooklyn, NY 25,000 walkers raised $1.07 million
Staten Island, NY 5,700 walkers raised $620,000
Manhattan, NY 30,000 walkers raised $2.6 million
Albany, NY 13,000 walkers raised $950,000
Utica, NY 3,500 walkers raised $240,000
Hudson Valley, NY 8,000 walkers raised $802,000 at Woodbury Commons & Dutchess Stadium
Albion (Watt Farms), NY 500 walkers raised $28,000
Jamestown, NY 800 walkers raised $59,000
Parsippany, NJ 6,600 walkers raised $705,000
Newark, NJ 9,000 walkers raised $320,00
Jersey City, NJ 4,500 walkers raised $266,000
Woodbrige, NJ 4,800 walkers raised $392,000
Point Pleasant, NJ 12,000 walkers raised $1.1 million
Ocean City, NJ
3,800 walkers raised $270,000
Warren County, NY 1,000 walkers raised $82,000
Paramus, NJ 5,000 walkers raised $546,000
Pennsauken, NJ 12,000 walkers raised $595,000

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. The American Cancer Society has funded over $352 million in breast cancer research. As a result, more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors will celebrate a birthday this year.

More than 207,000 new cases in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, and more than 40,000 will die from the disease.

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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 cancer.org.