A free reception open to the public will be held on Wednesday, August 20th to kick off Pioneer Valley’s 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. Breast cancer survivors and community members with an interest in the breast cancer issue are encouraged to attend. The Kickoff Reception will be held at the Stanley Park Pavilion beginning at 6:30 pm. For more information about the Kickoff Reception, please call Angel at 413- or register online by visiting https://starcite.smarteventscloud.com/rsvp/invitation/inforegistration.asp?id=/m1c9c3bc-3SD4CF39R5PAH&sutGuid=41817 . The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Pioneer Valley will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA/
As the American Cancer Society’s premier event to fight breast cancer, Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5K walk that raises awareness and funds to help fight for every birthday threatened by breast cancer in every community. 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. One of every two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer turns to the Society for help and support. The funds raised from Making Strides enables the American Cancer Society to provide free resources and programs to these women, as well as support groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat and cure breast cancer and ensure access to mammograms for women who need them.
Since 1993, 8 million walkers have raised more than $450 million to help save lives by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back. In 2012, the American Cancer Society is commemorating 20 years of saving lives through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and celebrating the more than 2.6 million breast cancer survivors who will see another birthday this year, thanks in part to Making Strides supporters.