Cobb Event, in Addition to Atlanta Making Strides, Will Be Held on The Marietta Square
MARIETTA, GA (June 18, 2012) – The American Cancer Society today announced it has scheduled a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in Marietta on Saturday, October 27. The 3.1 mile walk/run event will take place on historic square in downtown Marietta, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at 50 East Park Square.
The Cobb County Making Strides event is in addition to the Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, October 6 in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Runners in the Cobb County 5K event will be pay a $25 registration fee which includes a t-shirt.
“This is a great opportunity for breast cancer survivors, their families and caregivers and everyone in Cobb County and surrounding counties to come out and get involved in the fight against breast cancer,” says CJ Jimerson, the Society’s manager of the Cobb event. “You can use your feet and your heart to make a difference in the fight! We invite walkers and runners to join us in the inaugural Cobb County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K event.”
Making Strides Against Breast is the American Cancer Society’s premier breast cancer event. Since the first Making Strides event in Boston in 1993, more than 7 million walkers have raised $400+ million nationwide to fight breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women other than skin cancer, with one in eight women expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2012, the American Cancer Society expects 226,870 new cases of breast cancer to be diagnosed in women, with 39,510 deaths from disease.
To register for the Cobb County Making Strides or for more information, visit www.stridesatlanta.org/marietta, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call CJ Jimerson at (404) 949-6474. Or see us on Twitter@StridesCobbCo, Facebook.com/StridesCobbCo.
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.