Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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"There are over 100,000 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year and over 39,000 will die from this disease. Many don't realize that together we can make a difference by educating ourselves on this disease as I did, I hold this so close to my heart because I know I don't want to have a recurrence nor any family member to go through what I have gone through."

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® is the Society’s premier event to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. As the nation’s largest nongovernmental breast cancer research supporter, the American Cancer Society has invested more than $290 million since 1972 to offer hope to people touched by breast cancer.

Making Strides walks are non-competitive and three to five miles in length. Since 1993, nearly six million walkers have raised more than $400 million to save lives against breast cancer.


About Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Anyone can participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Friends, families, businesses, neighbors, classmates, sports teams, etc., can form their own teams or you can walk as an individual.


  • Participants organize into teams of 8 to 15 members.
  • Each team member raises money in the weeks leading up to the event. The suggested fundraising goal per team member is $100.
  • A noncompetitive walk, typically 3 to 5 miles in length. • Walkers may take as long as they need to finish, or walk as far as they are able.
  • There is no registration fee. No pre-registration is required. • Participants are encouraged to register online and use the online tools available.

How to Join

You can join as a Team Leader or Team Member, Cancer Survivor, Caregiver, event sponsor, a Day Of Event volunteer, or a donor. Click here to find an event in your area.

For more information call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit