Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk Oct. 19 at Martin Park

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LOVES PARK, Ill. — The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk is set for Saturday, Oct. 19, at Martin Park in Loves Park, Ill. Walk begins at 9 a.m., with registration at 7:30 a.m.

Hundreds of local breast cancer survivors, volunteers, businesses and community members will walk together as a unified force to finish the fight against breast cancer at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk. This noncompetitive, inspirational event raises awareness and funds to help end breast cancer by supporting the society’s efforts to find cures and support programs and services for all people facing the disease. Northern Illinois’ Making Strides walk is one of nearly 300 events being held across the country this year.

More than 232,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, and nearly 40,000 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.

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Posted Oct. 18, 2013

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