NORWALK, Conn. – Every step counts when it comes to the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Norwalk. Every step means more money for research to help women with breast cancer and for the prevention of breast cancer.
And, every year, the American Cancer Society in Westport works hards to make sure its walk pulls in as much money as possible to help with those efforts.
This year, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Westport will hold a kickoff event and informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk to share details about its upcoming community walk. Registration and networking will begin at 6 p.m., with a program to follow.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive event that raises awareness and funds to end breast cancer and provide hope to ensure no one faces breast cancer alone.
Since 1993, more than 12 million supporters have raised more than $750 million nationwide. Last year in Westport, 6,000 walkers helped to raise more than $400,000.
This kickoff will provide community members the opportunity to learn how to get involved in the Westport walk, slated for Sunday, Oct. 16.
Funds raised through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks enable the American Cancer Society to invest in groundbreaking research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.
"As we join with others in the Making Strides walk, we celebrate breast cancer survivors, pay tribute to loved ones lost and raise funds to move us one step closer to a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer,” said Kristen Welton, community manager for special events with the society. “From research to education, prevention to diagnosis, and treatment to recovery, we provide support to everyone impacted by breast cancer.”
For additional details about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Westport walk, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/westportct or call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345.
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