Friday, October 8, 2010

American Cancer Society Prepares to Make Strides

Join us for the 2nd Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Route 1 in Kittery. Over 300 breast cancer survivors, their families, and volunteers will converge along at Tanger Outlet Center in Kittery for the annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer three-mile walk on Sunday, October 17. Registration is set for 8:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:00 a.m.
Since its inception in 1993, nearly six million walkers nationwide have raised more than $400 million. In 2009 alone, nearly 700,000 walkers across the country collected $60 million to save lives from breast cancer.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer supports the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or finding it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in ground-breaking research and by fighting back by encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.
“The volunteers who join us in Making Strides help save the lives of many mothers, daughters, and sisters,” said Donna Muto, American Cancer Society staff partner for the event. “More than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors will celebrate a birthday this year thanks to early detection and improved treatment.”
Teams from businesses, schools, and community groups from around the area will participate. For more information, or to sign up your team for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Kittery, please call (207) 439-6822, 1-800-227-2345 or visit
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the nation’s largest nongovernmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit