Greenville to Host Inaugural Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Greenville, N. C. - The American Cancer Society is excited to announce that Greenville, N.C., will hold its inaugural Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, October 26, at the Greenville Town Common. The noncompetitive event is designed to bring the entire community together to celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate about reducing breast cancer risk and raise funds to end breast cancer.
An informational breakfast will be held on Tuesday, March 19, at the American Cancer Society McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge for anyone interested in volunteering on the Making Strides event committee. Please RSVP to the American Cancer Society office at 252-695-9054. If you are unable to attend the breakfast but would like more information on becoming involved in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, please contact us at 252-695-9054 or email@example.com.
For the last 20 years, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks have taken place across the nation. The dollars raised fund groundbreaking research, ensure access to mammograms for women who need them, provide transportation and lodging during treatment, and support patients and their families with other free resources. One in two newly diagnosed women turns to the American Cancer Society for help.
Breast cancer will strike 232,340 Americans this year; 7,430 in North Carolina. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is less 1 in 8. There are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
For other American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events, please visit www.makingstrideswalk.org.