Fight Breast Cancer by Joining Your Local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Help save lives from breast cancer on Sunday, Oct. 7, by participating in the third annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®, a fundraising walk that starts and ends at the Capitol in downtown Topeka. 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.

Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 270 communities to fund the fight against breast cancer. In 2011, approximately 2,000 cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in Kansas alone. 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.

“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer unites us to walk together as the most powerful force to end breast cancer,” says Stephanie Weiter, Society Vice President in Kansas.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Kansas hopes to raise $80,000 and recruit 3,500 walkers from across the state for a day of “fun-raising” for this very important cause. Individuals of all ages are welcome to participate. Making Strides events have no registration fee. Participants are encouraged to raise money online and collect pledges, with a goal of $100 per walker.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 Capitol Grounds in Downtown Topeka Registration starts at 12 p.m. The walk begins at 1 p.m.

Visit to help the Society continue saving lives. You may also call Katie Lord at the American Cancer Society, 800-359-1025, or email For more information about breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 or visit

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. This event also supports the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to fight breast cancer on all fronts and save lives by helping people stay well by reducing breast cancer risk or finding it early; helping people get well by providing information and support during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research and by fighting back by encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.


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