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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Sarasota-Manatee
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting communities with a shared determination to help free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer. Passionate walk participants raise critical funds that enable the American Cancer Society to fund innovative research; provide free, information and support to anyone touched by breast cancer; and help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.
Because of your PASSION no one walks alone.
It’s the determination and passion of people like you that is making it possible for the American Cancer Society to end the pain and suffering of breast cancer. When communities participate in Making Strides walks they are helping those currently fighting the disease, those who may have to fight it one day, and those who will avoid a diagnosis due to education and risk reduction. When you walk and raise money for the Making Strides program, you join more than one million volunteers across the country united by a common purpose. Together, we can ensure that no one facing breast cancer will ever have to walk alone.
Start a team, join a team, or walk as an individual in one of our noncompetitive, 3- to 5-mile events. How ever you decide to participate, we’ll be here with you every step of the way. Our online tools make it easy to encourage friends and family to join your team and donate to your effort..
The money raised through Making Strides walks helps the American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer by funding innovative breast cancer research; by providing free, comprehensive information and support for those touched by breast cancer; and by helping people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable. Search for a Making Strides participant, by name or by team, to support their fundraising effort. Or simply make a general donation to help create a world free from the pain and suffering of breast cancer.
We depend on the passion of volunteers to complete our mission. Just a few hours of your day will make a difference. Volunteers help with check-in, water stations, information, and much more. Volunteer at a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event and make sure that no one fighting breast cancer has to walk alone.
ABOUT BREAST CANCER
The American Cancer Society is the leader in helping to finish the fight against breast cancer.
- We’re investing more in groundbreaking breast cancer research to better understand, prevent, find, and treat the disease.
- We’re in every community providing free, comprehensive information and support to people touched by breast cancer, when and where they need it.
- We’re helping people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it is most treatable.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 37. Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
For more information about breast cancer, how to find it early, and how to help finish the fight against the disease, visit our breast cancer information and resources or contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 anytime, day or night.
When breast cancer is found early, it can be easier to treat. If you are 40 or older, talk to your doctor about the screening plan that’s best for you and report any breast changes right away. Sign up for our breast cancer screening reminder and we’ll remind you to receive your screening; recommended screenings are based on our latest early detection guidelines.
Learn more ways you can help fight breast cancer.
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