American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff took place on August 14, 2014.

 The American Cancer Society hosted a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff rally and informational meeting at 6:00 p.m. on August 14, 2014 at Hyatt Regency Hotel to share details about its upcoming community walk.

Now is the time to get involved in the Miami walk, slated for October 11, 2014, and learn more about Making Strides and how to help finish the fight against breast cancer. To participate in the kickoff call Brittany Perets at 305.779.2847 or email at

Since 1993, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has been the American Cancer Society’s rallying cry to build awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. In that time, 10 million walkers have collected more than $594 million and last year, 6,000 walkers in Miami raised more than $250,000.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer funds make a difference by:

• Helping people take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early when it is most treatable;

• Investing in groundbreaking cancer research to find, prevent, treat, and cure the disease;

• Providing free information and services to help people facing breast cancer today when and where they need it including transportation, lodging, wigs, support programs, financial assistance, and more;

• Ensuring access to mammograms for women who need them

“The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step and Making Strides gives us power to make a real difference in the battle to end breast cancer,” said Gerry Necuze, Chair of the MSABC Miami Walk. “Not only are we helping those who are currently fighting the disease, we’re helping everyone who hopes to never hear the words ‘you have breast cancer’.”

This year, Miami-Dade residents will unite with the American Cancer Society in their fight against breast cancer during the 2014 annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at 7:00 a.m. on October 11, 2014 at Marlins Stadium. For additional details visit


About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we celebrate our 100th year of service, we’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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