STRIDES Against Breast Cancer Walk
October 16 @ 8:30 am
The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement unites all communities, companies and individuals across the country in the fight to end breast cancer. We envision future generations living without the threat of breast cancer. With breast cancer research funding at risk their futures are in our hands. Join the movement and fund the future – yours and theirs.
About this year’s events:
- org/SWWashington: SATURDAY, OCT. 9 at Regional Athletic Complex, 8345 Steilacomm, Lacey. Registration 9 am; Walk 10 am
- org/Seattle: SATURDAY, OCT. 16 at GasWorks Park, 2101 North Lake Way, Seattle. Registration 8:30 am, Walk 10 am
- org/SnohomishCounty: SATURDAY, OCT. 30 at Snohomish Conty Plaza Camus, 3010 Oakes Ave., Everett. Registration 9 am, Walk 10 am.
All of our participants, survivors, volunteers, and staff this year are breathing fresh air outside at our traditional Making Strides Walk with a fun, socially distanced celebration. Register now at: MakingStridesWalk.org and type your zip code to find your closest event.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. In 2021, there are more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, including women still being treated and those who have completed treatment. Finding breast cancer early through routine screening such as mammography is the best way to combat the disease.
This year, more than 281,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and more than 43,000 women will die from the disease nationwide. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, after lung cancer.
The American Cancer Society offers free information on breast cancer early detection and screening, diagnosis, treatment and recovery, along with free patient services including a 24 hour hotline at 1.800.227.2345 and information is available in English and Spanish anytime at cancer.org/breastcancer.