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More than 332,000 people marched in American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events this year in NY & NJ raising more than $19.4 million

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New York, NY (10/28/2012) - The American Cancer Society is the most effective breast cancer fighting organization in the world and that was demonstrastrated during this year's record-shattering Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. More than 332,000 people walked in events in New York and New Jersey this year raising more than $19.4 million for the fight to end breast cancer. Making Strides has become the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the U.S.

The dedication of Making Strides walkers was on full display this year especially in New Jersey where more than 15,000 people walked in Making Strides during a State of Emergency the day before Hurricane Sandy hit.

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 this year's series of American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in New York and New Jersey including the amount of people who walked and the dollars raised:

New York State:
Albany - 15,000 walkers raised $1 million
Binghamton - 6,000 walkers raised $255,000
Bronx - 9,000 walkers raised $487,000
Brooklyn - 34,000 walkers raised $1.05 million
Central Park - 40,000 walkers raised $2.9 million
Central Valley - 9,000 walkers raised $632,000
Corning - 600 walkers raised $62,000
Long Island (including Brookhaven and Jones Beach) - 64,000 walkers raised $3.15 million
Queens - 15,000 walkers raised $905,000
Rochester - 9,000 walkers raised $805,000
Staten Island - 7,000 walkers raised $675,000
Syracuse - 5,600 walkers raised $340,000
Utica - 3,600 walkers raised $236,000
Warren County - 1,000 walkers raised $90,000
Washington County - 450 walkers raised $31,000
Waterloo - 500 walkers raised $42,000
Watertown - 1,000 walkers raised $80,000
Westchester - 16,000 walkers raised $1.35 million
Western New York (including Buffalo, Albion and Jamestown) - 11,000 walkers raised $650,000

New Jersey:
Edison - 6,000 walkers raised $440,000
Jersey City - 5,000 walkers raised $300,000
Newark - 15,000 walkers raised $420,000
Parsippany - 11,000 walkers raised $790,000
Point Pleasant - 20,000 walkers raised $1.18 million
Ridgefield Park - 10,000 walkers raised $680,000
Southern New Jersey (including Pennsauken and Ocean City) - 13,400 walkers raised $1.38 million

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 makingstrideswalk.org.

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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.

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