AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Desiree Berenguer Carton
WE’RE BACK IN PERSON! MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK IN BROOKLYN
American Cancer Society volunteers come out in force to fund a future without breast cancer
WHAT: Breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and corporate and community members are reuniting in Brooklyn to save lives and ensure no one faces breast cancer alone. Supporters are thrilled to come together to walk with precautions in place to protect health and safety of participants.
Alternatively, a Making Strides On The Go app provides a 5K walk experience with program and music for those more comfortable walking in small groups close to home. To request the app, register to fundraise at makingstrideswalk.org.
WHY: –One in eight women will fight breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer affects men too.
-Breast cancer just surpassed lung cancer to become the #1 diagnosed cancer worldwide.
-The American Cancer Society is the largest non-profit source of cancer research.
-41 percent of Americans missed health checkups during the pandemic, including cancer screenings. Pre-pandemic, only 63 percent of women were up to date on mammograms. Visit cancer.org/get-screened.
-No one should face breast cancer alone. The American Cancer Society helpline provides information and support 24/7 at 800.227.2345.
WHEN: Sunday, October 10, 2021
WHERE: Coney Island Boardwalk
1904 Surf Ave.
Onsite Contact: Desiree Berenguer Carton
The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. We invest in lifesaving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. For more information, visit cancer.org.