LACONIA — Greater Lakes Region residents are needed to help change the course of breast cancer forever. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is hosting a 3.5 mile non-competitive fundraising walk, with a five mile option, on Sunday, October 20 at 10 a.m.. The walk will begin at Opechee Park in Laconia, and will help the Society do the most for people with breast cancer today to end the disease tomorrow.
Making Strides walks in nearly 300 communities nationwide, help to raise$60 million dollars for the American Cancer Society each year to save lives from breast cancer. The dollars raised fund groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat, and cure breast cancer; ensure access to mammograms for women who need them; and provide free resources and support to the one in two newly diagnosed women who turn to the Society for help and support, including transportation and lodging during treatment.
"Making Strides Against Breast Cancer unites us to walk together as the most powerful force to end breast cancer," said Erinn Drouin, American Cancer Society staff partner for the Greater Lakes Region "The progress we are making is remarkable, but we need volunteers to help us finish the fight."
Sponsors of this year's Greater Lakes Region Making Strides event include: Meredith Village Savings Bank.