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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®

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On Oct. 12, breast cancer survivors and community members in Southern Arizona will unite for the 12th annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walk at the Kino Sports Complex.

More than 34,000 women in Arizona will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, and nearly 790 will die from the disease. Funds raised through Making Strides enable the American Cancer Society to provide free resources and support to the one in two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who turn to the Society for information and help; to invest in groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat and cure breast cancer; and to ensure access to mammograms for women who need them.

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WHAT:  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Tucson is a non-competitive walk to raise awareness, and provide hope for those affected by breast cancer.  In 2013 we had a great event with over 8,000 walkers, raising over $300,000 for the fight against breast cancer! 

WHEN: Sunday, October 12, 2014.  Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.; Official Start at 8:00 a.m. 

WHY: Raise funds for the fight against breast cancer and support local programs and services. 

WHO: Form a team of co-workers, family or friends. Volunteers are always needed to help with day of planning and logistics.  Register online at

T-SHIRTS: Only teams of 10 or more can order Making Strides T-shirts with team name on the back.  (Shirts are $12 each and team must have 10 registered team members to purchase and get customization.)  A limited amount of t-shirts will be on sale at the event. Ordering deadlines apply.

WHERE: Kino Sports Complex (formerly Tucson Electric Park) 2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ  85713

ROUTE: The walk will start and end on the infield at Kino Sports Complex.

ACTIVITIES: Several activities include a Survivor Area with survivor gift and program information, team photos, relaxing massages, a Strides Store and pink kid’s zone. Supercuts will be on hand to cut hair for donations to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Hair needs to be a minimum of 8 inches long.

HOW: Register online and fundraise at  For additional questions, please feel free to call Nadine Hanson at the American Cancer Society at 520-320-6382  or email

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem, by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

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