American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a 5K noncompetitive walk that unites the St Louis community to honor breast cancer survivors, educate people about steps they can take to reduce their risk or find breast cancer early, and to raise funds to help end this disease.
More than 226,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and more than 39,000 to die from this disease. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is more than just the name of an event; it represents the progress we are making together to defeat this disease.
Funds raised through this annual event support the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or finding it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking research; and by fighting back by encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defear cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.
LOCATION: FOREST PARK-UPPER MUNY PARKING LOT.