‘What unites us, ignites us’: Join the ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ walk on Oct. 19 so that ‘no one walks alone’


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Don’t miss the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Greater Charlotte Homecoming to the Queen City.  The non-competitive walk is presented by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the AvidXchange Music Factory.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer raises money to fund innovative breast cancer research, provide free information and support and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find cancer in the early stages when it is most treatable.

Interested in helping a worthy cause and participating in an event that is not to be missed? Here is everything you need to know about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Greater Charlotte.

What is Making Strides?

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Greater Charlotte is a non-competitive 5k walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. While there is no registration fee to join the walk, everyone is encouraged to donate and fundraise as much as they are able.  

If you would like to help the more than 12,000 Carolinians who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, you can make a donation by clicking here.

When and where is the walk?

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Greater Charlotte will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at the AvidXchange Music Factory. Registration opens at 8 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

 “Thanks to the dedication of passionate individuals in our community, there is no limit to the impact we can make when we unite together,” said Felisha Fletcher, American Cancer Society (ACS) Senior Manager, Community Development. “There’s no superpower better than saving lives, and those who register and fundraise for our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Charlotte are doing just that — helping ACS save more lives.”

Where do the funds go?

In addition to groundbreaking breast cancer research, funds raised from Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Greater Charlotte are used to provide Charlotte-area cancer patients with free rides to life-saving treatments and free nights of lodging to cancer patients and caregivers who need to travel to the Charlotte area for treatment.

The American Cancer Society is available around-the-clock on their cancer helpline, which can be reached at 800-227-2345 or at cancer.org. To register or learn more information about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Greater Charlotte, go to MakingStridesWalk.org/CharlotteNC.

Want to learn more about the American Cancer Society? Click here for more information.


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