(Mount Washington Valley, NH ) –The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®walk to fight breast cancer is just around the corner. Team leaders are needed to pull together friends, family members, co-workers, and others to participate in Making Strides in North Conway on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at, Whitaker Woods Homestead. Individual walkers are also welcome!
This is the 26th annual Making Strides walk. The event will unite the community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about the importance of prevention and early detection, raise funds for the fight to end breast cancer, and commemorate more than 25 years of making a difference in the fight to end breast cancer. There is no fee to register but all walkers are encouraged to raise $100 in order to receive a long-sleeve Making Strides t-shirt.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive, 3 mile walk that unites hundreds of women, men and children in the community to raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer while offering hope to all people facing the disease. The walk route takes walkers through North Conway Village along Route 16 South to Depot Road, back north on the North/South Road and then into Whitaker Woods for the last mile. There is also a 2-mile on road option.
Funds raised will help the Society provide free resources and support to the one in two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who turn to the Society for help and support. Dollars raised also fund groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat and cure breast cancer, as well as help the Society ensure access to mammograms for women who need them.
Cindy Hyatt, a local Breast Cancer Survivor and Making Strides volunteer shares why she participates in the event. “I Make Strides because when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, nothing about me wanted to be a victim of this disease. The American Cancer Society made that possible. First, they provided information. Once I knew the name of my particular cancer, I had access to specific information in lay terms about the disease, typical treatment options, and what I might expect with regard to treatment and prognosis. This helped me and my family to make decisions and to understand what was going on. A class on how to look good without hair and support groups and activities for me and my family kept my focus on surviving cancer and cancer treatment. I Make Strides as a tribute to the American Cancer Society and to make sure that others have the information and support that meant so much to me.”
The American Cancer Society invests more in research to find, prevent, treat, and cure cancer than any other nongovernmental organization. The Society as played a role in nearly every major breast cancer research breakthrough in recent history, including establishing mammography as
the screening standard, discovering lifesaving treatments, and better understanding factors that can reduce our risk of getting breast cancer.
Avon is once again the National Presenting Sponsor of the walk. Locally Making Strides Against Breast Cancer North Conway is sponsored by The Penguin Gallery North Conway, Magic 104 FM, & WMWV 93.5, The Echo Group, Memorial Hospital, Flatbread Company, Wrobleski Party Rentals, and statewide media sponsors The Union Leader and Binney Media. Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available.
To join Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, visit makingstrideswalk.org/northconwaynh or call Kathy Metz at 512-490-8787 for more information. Help the Society make strides toward a world without breast cancer. For more information about breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
There are 6 convenient walk sites in New Hampshire. Nashua and Lakes Region will take place on Sunday, October 6th, 2019. North Conway, Concord, Manchester, and Exeter will take place on Sunday, October 20th, 2019. Help us make strides to end breast cancer. For more information on Making Strides in New Hampshire call 1.800.227.2345 or visit makingstrideswalk.org.