5th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Family-friendly, gentle 5K walk to raise money for breast cancer support services, research and education. Monies raised through Making Strides events helps to answer 1 million requests for cancer information annually through our national call center at 1-800-227-2345. We saved patients $23.5 million in lodging costs alone last year through our Hope Lodge® program. Through our Road To Recovery® program, volunteers helped provide 380,000 rides last year to cancer patients to or from treatment. Last year we connected more than 72,000 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer to a breast cancer survivor through our Reach To Recovery® program. Lifesaving drugs, such as Herceptin and Tamoxifen, were developed by American Cancer Society-funded researchers. We’ve invested more than $84 million in breast cancer research to date. We helped establish mammography as a lifesaving screening tool, and our nonprofit advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM has helped more than 4.5 million women have access to them.
Date & Time
- October 11, 2014
- 7:30AM - 11:00AM