Join the community in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Thousands of Miami residents, breast cancer survivors, businesses and community members will join together at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk to fight breast cancer and provide hope to all people facing the disease.

This noncompetitive, fundraising event will unite the community in celebrating breast cancer survivors, educate men and women about the importance of early detection and prevention, and raise money to fund lifesaving research and support programs that will further the progress against this disease.

The 2013 Miami-Dade Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will take place Saturday, Nov. 9, at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way (NW 16th Avenue) in Miami. The walk begins at 9 a.m.

“We invite the entire community to participate in this year’s walk. Unfortunately, nearly everyone has been touched by breast cancer. We must do everything possible to raise the much needed funds to be one step closer to finding a cure,” said 2013 chair Jessica Samo, vice president/group manager with Jones Lang LaSalle.

“Breast cancer has a profound impact on Floridians as the state ranks second in the nation for the number of new breast cancer cases and third in the number of related deaths,” said Yomayra Mora-Perea, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer manager. “But out of these grim numbers comes the hope we create when we gather and work together to fight this disease. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is not only a way to raise funds for that fight, but also gives us a chance to gather to celebrate survivors.”

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk supports the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to fight cancer on all four fronts: research, education, advocacy and patient services. Over time, the Society has invested more in breast cancer research than any other voluntary public health organization. Since 1972, it has invested nearly $323 million in breast cancer research grants, resulting in many of today’s breast cancer treatments.

For more information or to sign up for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Miami, call 305- 594-4363 or visit online at

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