KGUN 9 On Your Side Anchor, Stella Inger and 94.9 MIXfm's Mrs. Grant, breast cancer survivors and community members in Southern Arizona will unite for the annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walk at Kino Sports Complex on October 16th, and we'd like you to join us!
More than 34,000 women in Arizona will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, and nearly 790 will die from the disease. Funds raised through Making Strides enable the American Cancer Society to provide free resources and support to the one in two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who turn to the Society for information and help; to invest in groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat and cure breast cancer; and to ensure access to mammograms for women who need them.
WHAT: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Tucson is a non-competitive walk to raise awareness, and provide hope for those affected by breast cancer. In 2015 we had a great event with over 8,000 walkers, raising over $300,000 for the fight against breast cancer!
WHEN: Sunday, October 16, 2016. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.; Official Start at 8:00 a.m.
WHY: Raise funds for the fight against breast cancer and support local programs and services.
WHO: Form a team of co-workers, family or friends. Volunteers are always needed to help with day of planning and logistics. Register online at makingstrideswalk.org/tucsonaz
WHERE: Kino Sports Complex (formerly Tucson Electric Park) 2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713
ROUTE: The walk will start and end on the infield at Kino Sports Complex.
ACTIVITIES: Several activities include a Survivor Area with survivor gift and program information, team photos, relaxing massages, a Strides Store and pink kid’s zone.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem, by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.