10,000 March Against Breast Cancer

Raise $450,000

Allan Harris
October 13, 2019 - 6:16 am
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(WBEN)  A huge turnout to help fight breast cancer Saturday at the Outer Harbor. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K raised over $450,000. Kim McMahon sent us the following rundown of the event:

 

BUFFALO, NY (October 12, 2019) – More than 10,000 Western New Yorkers came together on Saturday at Outer Harbor Lakeside Bike Park for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk/run and raised $450,000 to help save lives from breast cancer.

 

“The Saturday event was a moving example how – united – we can make huge progress toward a world without breast cancer,” said Krystina Burow, manager of community development for the American Cancer Society. “Our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk helps the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking research into causes, prevention, and treatments for breast cancer, provide free rides to chemo and places to stay near hospitals, a live 24/7 cancer helpline, and so much more.”

 

Since 1993, 15 million Making Strides supporters have raised more than $935 million nationwide. The 2019 walk was made possible in part by the generous support of Great Lakes Cancer Care, Southtowns Radiology, Windsong Breast Care, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Buffalo News REFRESH, WKBW-TV, Country 106.5 WYRK, The Breeze 96.1, Power 93.7 WBLK, FARM, MassMutual New York State, and New York State United Teachers. This is the second year we are partnering with Avon as our first ever National Presenting Sponsor. For over 130 years, Avon has inspired the financial independence, health and wellbeing of women – and the fight against breast cancer is central to their mission. 

 

Making Strides participants can be proud that we’ve seen a 39% drop in breast cancer death rates since 1989, but we still have much more to do. Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women. According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2019, more than 268,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 41,760 will die from the disease this year.

 

It’s not too late to make a donation to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Buffalo. Visit MakingStridesWalk.org/Buffalo to help the American Cancer Society continue saving lives. For free breast cancer information and resources or to donate, visit the American Cancer Society, anytime day or night, at cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345

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