Making Strides Comes to Woodbury Commons – RMWP Week 3
Thousands of people will stepping out for Breast Cancer Awareness and Action with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 16th, happening at Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets.
The American Cancer Society, host of the largest breast cancer movement in the United States, will unite more than 20,000 walkers kicking off the 29th year of Making Strides in Westchester. Breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and corporate and community members are reuniting to save lives and ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone. The bittersweet mission of Making Strides is to celebrate survivors and paying meaningful tributes to loved ones lost, all while raising awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer.
Why Does Making Strides Matter?
In 2022, female breast cancer has surpassed lung cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide with 2.9 million cases. In New York alone, 118,830 women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer. This disease doesn't just impact women, but also men, with an estimated 2,710 men nationwide expected to receive a diagnosis.
Black women are 41% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women overall, and twice as likely to die if they are younger than 50 years of age. One in eight women will fight breast cancer in their lifetime. Recent medical issues caused by the pandemic and other factors have contributed in causing a 6% drop of reported breast cancer screening.
Dollars raised to help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help prevent, find, treat and survive cancer. No one should face breast cancer alone. Click here for more information on Making Strides of the Hudson Valley.
Real Men Wear Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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I lost my godmother to breast cancer almost 7 years ago, and not a day goes by where her presence isn't missed. I have other family members and close friends who have battled cancer, as well, young and old, and I dedicate my campaign to all of them. I never want to see anyone suffer the way I've seen cancer effect my loved ones.
Every dollar raised helps the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer by funding innovative breast cancer research; providing education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offering comprehensive patient support to those who need it most so that no one faces breast cancer alone.
The American Cancer Society is the leading breast cancer fight in the 21st century, and their commitment to creating a future free from the threat of breast cancer runs deep, but the fight can't be done alone. Hence why they engage community leaders and influencers to help eliminate breast cancer through the nationwide Real Men Wear Pink Campaign.