To join or for more information, call American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Manager Mary Kate Carofano at (203) 379-4830, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.cancer.org/stridesonline.
"In fiscal year 2008, 94 cents of every dollar raised through Making Strides was reinvested into breast cancer research, prevention, detection, and patient support programs," said Simone Upsey, area director of communications for the American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society uses the money raised through Making Strides events to fund breast cancer research, provide up-to-date breast cancer information, ensure all women have access to breast cancer screening and treatments, regardless of income, and to provide services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
"Almost everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way," said Mary Kate Carofano, community executive for the American Cancer Society. "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer gives us the chance to celebrate those who have survived breast cancer and help ensure that future generations are not faced with this life-threatening disease. Making Strides truly demonstrates that hope starts with each and every one of us."
Sponsors of this year’s Making Strides event include: Women’s Center for Breast Health at Hospital of Saint Raphael , HID Global Corporation, Environmental Data Resources, Medical Oncology & Hematology, CRN Helping Hands, , and the media sponsors of this event include News Channel 8 & MyTV9 and WEBE 108.