Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
Since 1993, nearly 7 million walkers across the United States have raised more than $400 million to help fight breast cancer through Making Strides events. In 2010, nearly 800,000 walkers across the country raised $60 million to help fight this disease.
Here are some detailed facts everyone should know about Breast Cancer.
The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2011:
- About 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 57,650 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 39,520 women will die from breast cancer
Risk Factors, We Can Control, Can't Control, and Controversial Issues.
With a Click of The Button: you can participate in The San Francisco and San Jose Make a stride Event:
Each step you'll take is personal. And each dollar you raise will help save lives. How far will you go to end breast cancer forever?
Your reasons for supporting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer are as unique and special as the story that motivates you. This is your opportunity to not only honor breast cancer survivors and remember people we have lost, but also to raise funds and awareness to help save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays!
The Making Strides event is not a race; it is a celebration of survivorship, an occasion to express hope, and a shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. When you raise funds for a Making Strides event, you're helping create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays - where breast cancer never steals another year from anyone's life.
While there is no registration fee or minimum fundraising amount, people of all ages are welcome to participate and help raise funds. If you'd like to join our efforts to help end breast cancer, please click on the button above to sign up.