Thanks to the passion of walkers, determination of fundraisers, and courage of survivors, a Making Strides walk is an event like no other!
As the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation, the non-competitive 5-mile walks raise money and awareness to help move us closer to a world free from breast cancer. Making Strides events have no registration fee, or a minimum amount to raise. Participants maximize their impact by raising money online or collecting donations to turn in at the event. It’s an amazing opportunity to celebrate breast cancer survivors and pay tribute to loved ones lost!
Last year, more than one million Making Strides walkers helped raise more than $60 million to support the American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer. With your help, this year can be even more successfulKnow the facts on Breast Cancer in the United States.
In 2017, an estimated 252,710 women are expected to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and an estimated 40,610 will die from the disease.Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women (excluding skin cancer) and second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. Breast cancer death rates have declined by 38 percent since 1989, contributing to 2 97,300 lives saved.The five-year relative survival rate for breast cancer that has not spread to the lymph nodes or other locations is 99 percent.
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Find a walk near you!
Central Park NY10/15/2017
Staten Island NY10/15/2017
Jersey City NJ10/22/2017
Ridgefield Park NJ10/29/2017
Jones Beach, LI10/15/2017
Piscataway NJ 10/22/2017