Binghamton Community Rallies Around Breast Cancer Fighters and Survivors
The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the United States, and the annual 'Making Strides Of Binghamton Breast Cancer Walk' was held on Sunday, October 23rd at Recreation Park in Binghamton. The goal is to raise funding and awareness for the American Cancer Society.
Our Binghamton Townsquare Media Market President, Mary Beth Walsh was the featured speaker, a seven-year breast cancer survivor, recalling her story to those attending the walk, and addressing those cancer survivors at the event that they are not alone.
In addition to the walk, another way to help support and raise funds for the American Cancer Society was through the ' In Honor Of' and ' In Memory Of' plaques on display at the event. The local 2022 goal was set at $150,000 dollars for the American Cancer Society to fund the future:
We envision a future where our children no longer live with the threat of breast cancer and where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive this disease. By supporting the Making Strides movement, you help ensure the American Cancer Society can continue fighting for that same vision. Together, we can help fund the future of breast cancer research and programs for our loved ones today – and for the next generation. - American Cancer Society
Almost 90 teams participated in this year's walk along with 536 participants and several companies, all raising funds to help the Binghamton area 'Making Strides For Breast Cancer Walk' a success.
According to the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is celebrating its 30th anniversary with walks taking place in over 150 communities across the United States. For more information about the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer, and how you can help, visit the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer website.
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