Unite to Finish the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Cancer Society_logoSANDUSKY, OHIO (October 13, 2015) – The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held October 24, 2015 at James McBride Arboretum, Huron, Ohio and will unite the community with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Registration for this noncompetitive, inspirational event begins at 8:00 am and the walk is set to start at 9:00 am.

Dollars raised enable the Society to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by the disease; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

Since 1993, more than 11 million supporters have raised more than $685 million nationwide. This is the 3rd year for the walk in Erie County and surrounding areas.

According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2015, an estimated 231,840 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated 40,290 will die from the disease this year.

“Uniting with others at the Making Strides walk gives us power to make a real difference in the fight to end breast cancer,” said Kyrsten Vargo, Community Events Manager for the American Cancer Society. “At the event, we are able to celebrate survivorship and pay a meaningful tribute to those touched by the disease. Thanks to participants, the American Cancer Society is there for those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face a diagnosis in the future, and those who may avoid a diagnosis altogether because of education and risk reduction.”

To learn more about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event and how you can become involved, visit [makingstrideswalk.org/eriecounty or contact Kyrsten Vargo at 888.227.6446 x5211 or Kyrsten.vargo@cancer.org.