Breast Cancer Awareness event

Just knowing it exists isn’t enough. Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the U.S, and 1 in every 8 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in support of the cure, the city of Savannah holds a number of events throughout the city to raise awareness for the cause.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Cancer Society puts on a charity walk know as ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ in order to raise money and awareness to save lives from breast cancer. This annual event first took place in 1993, and the American Cancer Society has kept the tradition going ever since.

On Oct. 27, this walk will be held in Savannah at the Bethesda Academy, starting at 11 a.m.. This noncompetitive walk is will be 3 to 5 miles long and will feature food, fun, and games to all participants. Children can have fun and play in the family fun area for arts and crafts, while parents can enjoy delicious cuisine from varies food trucks. There will also be an area for survivors of breast cancer to come and meet and be appreciated.

All participants, young and old, are welcome to come and join in on the festivities at not cost. Proceeds from the event will go toward the American Cancer Society and aid in cancer research to find a cure and help those fighting the battle. Big names like J.C. Lewis Serves, Ghost Coast Distillery, Ford, Outback, South State Bank, Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown and many more will be sponsoring the event and give a meaningful contribution to the American Cancer Society.

If you are interested in participating or even volunteer at the event, you can sign up to register at Makingstrides.org/Savannah. There is no deadline set for the event; registration will also be available at the event at 9:30 a.m. that morning.

To learn more about Making Strides of Savannah or for other information, you can call toll free at 1-800-227-2345. You can also contact Lauren McGrath at SavannahGAStrides@cancer.org. This event is sure to not only educate people and raising money towards cancer research, but also show appreciation to all cancer survivors that have suffered through this disease.

Whether you have breast cancer, had breast cancer, or know someone who has had it, breast cancer influences all of our lives. So come out to show support to those to anyone fighting it, celebrate with those who beat it, and honor the ones we’ve lost to it. Dress in pink and take part in all the fun.

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