Mount Washington Valley to help the American Cancer Society Finish the Fight Against Breast Cancer through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® event

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk of North Conway will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Whitaker Woods Home Site in North Conway Village. This inspiring 4.5 mile walk raises awareness and funds to support the Society’s mission to help finish the fight against breast cancer.

We are welcoming folks to register on line, fundraise and then join us day of in celebration. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer participants and survivors are excited about this event and opportunity to walk. “I am thrilled that the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is taking place right here in my community. It has been a blast getting involved and raising money and awareness for this cause near and dear to me. I even got my company involved. I hope that this event will bring us one step closer to a cure and help to ensure that others will not have to go through the battle that I have been through.” ~Anonymous

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer. Dollars raised from the noncompetitive events help the Society invest in groundbreaking breast cancer research AND provide free information and services for women who need them.

Bring all your friends and family out to be part of North Conway’s Making Strides Against Breast walk. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and opening ceremonies begin at 10:00 AM with the walk beginning immediately after. Sponsors of this year’s Making Strides event in North Conway include: our flagship sponsor The Penguin Gallery, in addition to Flatbread Company, Memorial Hospital, The Echo Group, Gamwell, Caputo, Siek & Co, Glen Beverage, Valley Originals, Green Mtn. Rifle & Barrel, MET Coffee House & Fine Art Gallery, WMUR, NH Union Leader, WPKQ, WMWV, MAGIC 103. This event is open to the public and volunteers are also needed to ensure this year’s Making Strides event is a success. To register, become a volunteer or for more information, visit MakingStridesWalk.org/north conwayNH. For more information about breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

About the American Cancer Society:

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks to our progress, nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to make this cancer’s last century and finish the fight. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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