On October 20, 3,000 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walkers on the National Mall raised more than $330,000. And on October 28, the Prince William Hockey Club Panthers added thousands of dollars to the $23,000 they have raised to support the Society’s breast cancer programs and research initiatives.
One in two newly diagnosed breast cancer patients turns to the American Cancer Society first for help. The Society has invested more than $350,000,000 in breast cancer research—more than any other type of cancer. The Society pioneered the use of the mammogram, and works every day to help provide free mammograms to uninsured women throughout the greater D.C. area and across the country.
Photos from Making Strides DC can be seen by visiting the National Capital Region’s Facebook page.
About The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, an estimated 13.7 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 anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org. For cancer news in your community, visit sacancernews.org.
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