DUPAGE COUNTY RESIDENTS NEEDED TO MAKE STRIDES TO END BREAST CANCER
Thousands of DuPage County residents are needed to help change the course of breast cancer forever. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K fundraising walk on Sunday, October 21 at Cantigny Park (1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton) will help the Society do the most for people with breast cancer today to end the disease tomorrow.
The walks, in more than 270 communities nationwide, help to raise $60 million dollars for the American Cancer Society each year to save lives from breast cancer. The dollars raised fund groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat and cure breast cancer; ensure access to mammograms for women who need them; and provide free resources and support to the one in two newly diagnosed women who turn to the Society for help and support, including transportation and lodging during treatment.
“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer unites us to walk together as the most powerful force to end breast cancer,” said Katherine L. Griem, M.D., president of the American Cancer Society’s Illinois Division. “The progress we are making is remarkable, but we need volunteers to join us in the fight.”
“I've walked in many walks in the past. This by far is the best one I have attended,” said breast cancer survivor Beth de Kruyff of Lisle. “Between the beautiful surroundings and the beautiful people that support the event, it is such a humbling experience.”
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.
Flagship sponsors of the DuPage County Making Strides event this year include: Hallmark Services Corporation, AIT Worldwide Logistics and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.
To register or for more information, visit www.makingstridesdupage.com or call 630-932-1141 opt 3. For more information about breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.