American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2008 by: Sara Foos | Category: Events

On the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend, thousands of Northwest Ohioans will come together in a common cause: the American Cancer Society’s fight against Breast Cancer. Their goal will be to live out the event’s motto: “Hope Starts Here.”

The event is the second annual Northwest Ohio “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk, which will kick off at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10th at The Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, Ohio.

The walk’s major sponsors are the University of Toledo Medical Center, Savage and Associates, NBC Channel 24 and 101.5 The River.

Last year’s inaugural event was a great success. More than 2,000 walkers raised over $72,000 to directly influence the American Cancer Society’s unique mission of research, education, advocacy, and patient service programs.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has no registration fee and no fundraising minimum. The Northwest Ohio noncompetitive walk is 3.1 miles, and men, women, and children of all ages are encouraged to participate. Participants in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, help the American Cancer Society take one step closer to ending breast cancer once and for all.

Participating in the walk will be cancer survivors, their families, and other people in the community who want to do their part to help defeat the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women.

One such walker in last year’s event was Sue Badas, of Perrysburg, Ohio. Ms. Badas said that she walked because “I want to do as much as I can as a women and a nurse to advocate for breast cancer survivors; while helping to fund research and development of new treatments.”

One in every nine women in the United States will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer, based on the latest statistics from the American Cancer Society. It is the most common reportable cancer among women in Ohio, with an average of 8,235 new cases each year. Nearly two thousand (1,941) Ohioans die each year from Breast Cancer.

Anyone wishing to form a team or learn more about how to get involved in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer should contact Sara Foos of the American Cancer Society at (888) 227-6446 ext 5209 or

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 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information anytime, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

Press Release Contact Name: Sara Foos
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Press Release Contact Phone: 888-227-6446, 5209
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Organization Address: 740 Commerce Drive, Suite B, Perrysburg, OH, 43551

Love that you have no fundraising minimum - I think that is the most daunting part of other walks. I know it can be intimidating to look at that dollar amount and wonder how you will raise it.

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