Get Involved with Making Strides

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October is breast cancer awareness month, and Making Strides is celebrating its 20th Birthday.

For 20 years now, Making Strides has been earning money, bringing people together and saving lives. If you have never heard of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer before, it is the American Caner Society’s nationwide series of walking events that are used to raise funds and awareness to end breast cancer.

Each year, more than 270 Making Strides walks take place. Each one brings survivors, fighters, families, and communities together to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what can be done to stay well, and to raise money to help fund breast cancer research, provide information and services, and to provided mammograms for women who need them.


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To date, Making Strides has had over 8 million people participate in walks across the United States, and they have raised over $460 million dollars to fight breast cancer!

There are so many ways to get involved with Making Strides. You can walk in an event and raise donations, you can volunteer your time to help, you can sponsor a walker, or you can be a team leader and organize a group to walk. Every walker matters and every donation counts… and helps in the fight with breast cancer.

You can find a walk near you on the Making Strides website.

Breast cancer has touch my life through my step-mom, and it has had a profound impact on me. Where I once thought my family, friends, and myself for that matter, were invincible breast cancer taught be otherwise. I have learned the importance of self breast exams and early detection. A message that I will pass onto my children as they get older.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the American Cancer Society’s nationwide series of walking events to raise funds and awareness to end breast cancer.

{Disclosure: Compensation was provided by the American Cancer Society (ACS) via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the American Cancer Society (ACS).}

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