Make strides to end breast cancer Oct. 21
|October 17, 2012||Filled under Our Town||
The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk celebrates the lives of hundreds of local residents who have survived breast cancer, while offering the hope of finding a cure. To honor the incredible strength and courage of breast cancer survivors, all area survivors and their caregivers are invited to join Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Chittenden County on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Dorset Park. Special activities for survivors and caregivers include leading off the walk at 1 pm.
“As a breast cancer survivor, it’s a tremendously uplifting feeling to see so many people creating a sea of pink to support all of us who’ve battled against breast cancer,” said Jennifer Magnant, a Making Strides Pacesetter who has collected more than $15,000 in donations to help end breast cancer. “It makes you realize that you’re not alone and that together we can make a difference.”
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Chittenden County will be one of over 270 events being held across the country, and one of two being held in Vermont. Funds raised will help the Society provide free resources and support to the one in two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who turn to the Society for answers. Dollars raised also fund groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat, and cure breast cancer, as well as help the Society ensure access to mammograms for women who need them.
This year, the American Cancer Society is commemorating 20 years of saving lives through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and celebrating the 2.6 million breast cancer survivors who will see another birthday this year, thanks in part to Making Strides supporters.
Join the American Cancer Society in the fight to end breast cancer forever, visit makingstrideswalk.org/chittendencountyvt, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.