Residents from Mount Washington Valley participated in an American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event on Sunday, October 14th. This noncompetitive event united the entire community to celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate people about how to reduce their breast cancer risk or find the disease early, and raise funds to end breast cancer. Over 50 breast cancer survivors join the event on Sunday, Oct 14th.
More than 400 residents joined together at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® 3.5 miles walk on Sunday, October 14th to help the Society do the most for people with breast cancer today to end the disease tomorrow. This noncompetitive event united the entire community to honor breast cancer survivors, educate people about how to reduce their breast cancer risk or find the disease early and raise funds to end breast cancer. The event and the dollars raised from it help the Society provide free resources and support to the one in two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who turn to the Society for help and support. Dollars raised also fund groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat and cure breast cancer, as well as help the Society ensure access to mammograms for women who need them.
Four Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks were held across New Hampshire on Sunday, drawing together thousands of people in the fight against breast cancer. Four more walks will be held next Sunday, October 21st in Dover, Exeter, Laconia and Manchester.
“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer unites us all to walk together as the most powerful force to end breast cancer,” said Kathy Metz, Community Executive, American Cancer Society. “We are so thankful for how this community has pulled together to encourage everyone to change the course of breast cancer forever. Making Strides walkers and supporters can be proud that their efforts are helping 2.6 million breast cancer survivors living in the US celebrate another birthday this year.”
Making Strides was an inspirational, uplifting walk through the North Conway Village and Whitaker Woods. Teams of walkers collected pledges for weeks before turning them in at the event. Volunteers can still send in outstanding pledges and even ask new friends to give through the event’s Web site at http://www.makingstrideswalk.org/northconwaynh. Walkers are also encouraged to ask their employers about matching gifts.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 270 communities to fund the fight. This event also supports the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to fight breast cancer on all fronts and save lives by helping people stay well by reducing breast cancer risk or finding it early; helping people get well by providing information and support during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research and by fighting back by encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.
The top fundraising team was Bartenders for Better Oncological Options for Breast Care Services, raising over $9,500, second highest team was WalMart’s North Conway Sparks at $5,552 and the third highest fundraising team was Team Kathleen, raising $4,577. The highest individual fundraiser on a team was Lisa BB Brunelle raising $5,261. The highest fundraiser among the individual walkers was Rebecca Conners raising $1,500. Lisa Brunelle and Lynn Amber reached Pacesetter status raising over $2,000 each. More than 30 teams and 60 individual walkers participated. The teams represented area businesses, clubs, and organizations as well as friends and families.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer was sponsored by the North Conway Village Association, Hannaford Supermarkets, Grant’s Shop N Save Supermarket, Magic 104 FM, Memorial Hospital, WMWV 93.5 PM, WPKQ 103.7FM, 4 Our Kids Recycling, Flatbread Company, Gamwell, Caputo, Siek & Co, CPA’s, Glen Beverage Company. Horsefeathers Restaurant, North Country Dental, The Echo Group, Outside TV 16, Valley Originals, Wrobleski Party Rentals and Statewide Media Sponsors WMUR-TV and The Union Leader.
If you would like more information on Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in North Conway call Kathy Metz at American Cancer Society at 603-356-3719 or Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org about other American Cancer Society breast cancer programs, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit http://www.makingstrideswalk.org.
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.