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Western New York unites to make strides against breast cancer


Tue, Oct 5th 2021 09:25 am

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk set for Oct. 16

Local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and corporate and community members are uniting to make the greatest impact to save lives and ensure no one faces breast cancer alone at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2-mile walk. This noncompetitive, inspirational event helps fund the future of breast cancer research and programs. Participants can expect several new health and safety measures onsite to help protect the community, supporters and staff.

Making Strides returns to Buffalo’s Outer Harbor Bike Path on Oct. 16. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The walk will have a rolling start from 9:30-10:30 a.m., rain or shine. Online registration in advance is encouraged at www.MakingStridesWalk.org/Buffalo.

Now in its 26th year, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Buffalo raises lifesaving funds each year for the American Cancer Society to invest in groundbreaking research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s likely to be most treatable.

In 2021, more than 281,500 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 43,600 will die from the disease this year. About 2,650 men are also expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, with 530 deaths.

For more information, visit www.MakingStridesWalk.org/Buffalo or call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

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