Breast cancer survivors and thrivers to highlight annual walk
Breast cancer survivors and thrivers, as well as current patients, families and friends, will gather at the Outer Harbor this weekend for the annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 22. Registration and activities begin at 8:30 a.m., with the walk starting at 10 a.m. from Wilkeson Pointe Park, 225 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo. It is designed to “celebrate those who have beat breast cancer, while showing support for those currently battling the disease, and honoring those we have lost.”
A press release noted, “Not counting skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the United States. It is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women. One in eight will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer celebrates survivors and thrivers, funds lifesaving breast cancer research, remembers and honors loved ones lost, and is committed to advancing health equity through programs and services, believing that all people should have a fair and just opportunity to live longer, healthier lives free from breast cancer – regardless of how much money they make, the color of their skin, their sexual orientation, gender identity, their disability status, or where they live.”
American Cancer Society Senior Development Manager Amanda Harley said, “We all know someone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. By participating in this event, you will be surrounding yourself with the positive energy of our Strides community as you help to fuel the future of breast cancer discoveries. You can make a difference to those facing a breast cancer diagnosis by helping us to fund hope!”
The press release added, “The American Cancer Society is grateful to have the support of individuals and the business community who have continually helped to make this event a huge success year after year. We are especially grateful for the support of our presenting sponsor, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; additional major sponsors, NYSUT and Great Lakes Cancer Care Collaborative; and our media partners, Buffalo News REFRESH and WIVB-Channel 4.”
Everyone is welcome to attend. Preregistration is encouraged. Learn more at www.MakingStridesWalk.org/Buffalo.