Inspirational Event Will Kickoff the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®

On Wednesday, July 29th, 5:30pm mingle 6:00-7:00pm program community leaders, business employees, volunteers and cancer survivors will join the American Cancer Society at the North Conway Community Center to pledge their support to fight breast cancer. During an inspirational Kickoff marking the beginning of North Conway’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event season, breast cancer survivors, local doctors and American Cancer Society volunteers will challenge the community to help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer by getting involved in the Making Strides of North Conway.  Anyone interested in forming or joining a team or just to learn more is encouraged to attend.  You will have the opportunity to meet the four newest “members” of this committee.  To help raise awareness of breast cancer in both men and women, and promote the October 18 walk, we will be showcasing our BOOBIKIN family throughout the Mount Washington Valley and Fryeburg, starting with our kickoff night.  At kickoff you have the opportunity to decorate one of the bras our BOOBIKIN family will be sporting from August to October at area establishments. Join us for a night of fun while gathering information and supplies you need as a team leader or participant.  Dinner graciously provided by the Flatbread Company

Mark your calendars for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will be held Sunday, October 18th at Whitaker Woods Homesite.  The event will unite the community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about the importance of prevention and early detection, raise funds for the fight to end breast cancer, and commemorate more than two decades of making a difference in the fight to end breast cancer. There is no fee to register.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive 4.5 mile walk (with a 2 mile option) that unites hundreds of women, men and children in the community to raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer while offering hope to all people facing the disease. The North Conway walk route takes walkers through North Conway Village along Route 16 South to Depot Road, back north on the North/South Road to Mechanic Street to Pine Street and then into Whitaker Woods for the last 2.5 miles.

Planning Committee volunteers are also needed for this volunteer driven fundraising event.  Join us to help to organize and recruit teams or individuals; seek community support; coordinate logistics, plan entertainment, and lend their support in any way.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer North Conway 2015 is sponsored by many very supporting businesses, including our Flagship Sponsor The Penguin Gallery of North Conway.  Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available.

To find out more about the planning committee, sponsor the event, sign up to participate in the event or learn how you can volunteer in other ways, call Leah Hartman, 2015 Volunteer Event Chair at 370-8382 or email  You may also reach Pamela Ritchie, Staff Partner at 603.763-4432 or  For more information or to register for the walk please visit

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.  Founded in 1913, the Society has a national and global presence with millions of volunteers.  For information, call toll free 1-800-227-2345 or visit




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