The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement, will unite residents across Westchester and the Hudson Valley with two walks on Sunday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY and from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley, NY.
Advance registration is free and open to individuals, teams, families, and groups at www.makingstrideswalk.org. The Society is requesting that all individuals sign up in advance to be kept abreast of important details, which will be updated regularly.
In its 29th year, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement embraces a bittersweet mix of purpose – celebrating survivorship and paying meaningful tributes to loved ones lost, while raising awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer. “Thanks in large part to the decades of work and the dollars raised, a breast cancer diagnosis does not come without hope, and the breast cancer journey is not one that has to be traveled alone,” says Anna Trocino, Director of Development at the American Cancer Society.
This year, female breast cancer has surpassed lung cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide, with more than 287,000 women diagnosed. Men are also impacted by breast cancer, with an estimated 2,710 men expected to receive a diagnosis in 2022.
Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most.