Make Strides Against Breast Cancer this Sunday at the Capitol in Downtown Topeka

Join our sea of pink parade this Sunday, Oct. 7, by participating in the third annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast CancerĀ®, a fundraising walk that starts and ends at the Capitol in downtown Topeka. Registration and activities open at Noon and the walk begins at 1 p.m. The event will honor breast cancer survivors, educate people about steps they can take to reduce their risk or find breast cancer early, and raise funds to help end this disease.

Schedule of events: 12 p.m. Registration and activities begin, including Patient/Survivor Pampering (free massages, turban and scarf tying demonstrations, make-up tips, gifts and more), Yoga, Pink Ribbon temporary tattoos and facepainting, balloon hats and animals, tshirt and pink tulip bulb sales, HOPE Wall, performers and music, education and information 12:35 p.m. Speakers including Capt. Penny Jamvold, breast cancer survivor; Paul Brungardt, Sam's Club pharamcist; and Stephanie Weiter, Society Regional Vice President-Kansas 12:50 p.m. Curves warm-up 12:55 p.m. Topeka High School Color Guard and National Anthem, sung by breast cancer survivor Linessa Frazier 1 p.m. Walk starts, led by Ed Bozarth Chevrolet Pink Camero

One of every two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer turns to the Society for help and support. Making Strides enables the American Cancer Society to provide free resources and programs to these women, as well as fund groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat and cure breast cancer and ensure access to mammograms for women who need them.

Visit to help the Society continue saving lives. Find us on Facebook at For more information about breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 or visit


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