This Saturday marks the 9th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® event in DC. Making Strides links almost 300 communities and events each year nationwide, making it the largest conglomeration of breast cancer support events.
Nationally, the annual 5k walk has raised more than $350 million since its inception in 2003.
According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer turns to them for help and support, and funds raised during the events will help make mammograms more accessible to women who need them, fund breast cancer research and provide no-cost resources and programs to them.
At the time of writing this article, Making Strides has already raised more than $240,000.
Registration for the 2012 event begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Breast cancer survivors and local leaders will share their stories prior to the non-competitive 5k walk.
For more information, visit the Strides Against Breast Cancer website.
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