Breast Cancer Walks Across the Country This Weekend

[ 0 ] October 14, 2011 |

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks take place all across the country this weekend as men and women help raise money to defeat the most common cancer among women

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women – and men – will take to the streets across the country to take part inthe Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The non-competitive walking event sponsored by The American Cancer Society takes place in communities across the United States every year. Since 1993, nearly 7 million walkers have raised more than $400 million. In 2010 alone, more than 800,000 walkers across the country collected $60 million to save lives from breast cancer.

Watch genConnect’s interview with breast cancer survivor and editor-in-chief of Food + Wine magazine, Dana Cowin, here, as she talks about the importance of staying positive

The Avon Walk New York is just one of several Making Strides walks taking place this weekend; it will take walkers through a tour of New York City, including all the most notable sites and landmarks. And these walks are not for the weak; participants will walk up to 26.2 miles on Saturday (that’s a marathon distance!), and 13.1 miles on Sunday. Similar walks are taking place this weekend in Indiana, New Jersey, Florida, and other states.

With breast cancer being the most common cancer in women in the United States – 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the country this year along – it’s reason enough to take to the streets this month and walk for a good cause!

Click here to find a Making Strides event near you.

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