No one fighting cancer should have to walk alone. That’s why FOX59 is proud to partner with the American Cancer Society for the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk. Join us Saturday morning October 31st at Historic Military Park at White River State Park. Click here to join the FOX59 Team.
The money raised in the walk will enable the Society to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by the disease; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.
Since 1993, more than 11 million supporters have raised more than $685 million nationwide. Last year, nearly 7000 walkers in Indianapolis helped to raise more than $279,000.
According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2015, an estimated 231,840 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated 40,290 will die from the disease this year.
“Uniting with others at the Making Strides walk gives us power to make a real difference in the fight to end breast cancer,” said Indianapolis event volunteer Jessica Wanek . “At the event, we are able to celebrate survivorship and pay a meaningful tribute to those touched by the disease. Thanks to participants, the American Cancer Society is there for those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face a diagnosis in the future, and those who may avoid a diagnosis altogether because of education and risk reduction.”