American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Set For Oct. 1
NEW ORLEANS – Thousands of local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and corporate and community members will unite to help create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Champions Square in Downtown New Orleans.
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and the Walk begins at 8:15 a.m., rain or shine.
The Stage program begins at 7:10 a.m. and will include performances by the Step-N-Sliders, Prime Elite Dancers, Danze Fit NOLA, Rolling Elvi/ Jailhouse Rockers, Lagniappe Brass Band, Dixie Darlings and KWL Steppers.
This noncompetitive, inspirational event raises awareness and funds to end breast cancer and provides hope to ensure no one faces breast cancer alone.
Last year, 6,500 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer participants raised $249,000 in New Orleans for the American Cancer Society to invest in groundbreaking research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.
According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2016, an estimated 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,450 will die from the disease this year.
Since 1993, more than 12 million supporters have raised more than $750 million to help create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer. Today, walks are held in nearly 300 communities nationwide.
Flagship sponsors for the New Orleans Walk include Atmos Energy, Harrah’s New Orleans and Wal-Mart.