On Thursday, Aug. 13, from 9 – 10 a.m., the American Cancer Society will host the 2020 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer virtual kickoff rally to share details about this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement. While largescale, in-person events will not be happening this year due to the pandemic, the kickoff will unveil exciting details about the reimaged celebrations that are planned. The event will be livestreamed at facebook.com/makingstridesnortheast. Participants may RSVP online for the event at makingstrideswalk.org/damariscottame.
The kickoff will highlight how individuals, businesses, and organizations can safely and successfully support the fight against breast cancer amid COVID-19 and will feature inspirational stories from breast cancer survivors. Speakers will include Valerie Mortimer, a metastatic breast cancer survivor and 22-year Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser, and American Cancer Society scientist Dr. Alpa Patel, who will discuss better treatments and progress in research.
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement raises awareness and funds to end breast cancer and ensure that no one faces this disease alone. Since 1993, more than 15 million supporters have raised more than $935 million nationwide. Donations collected through the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement enable the American Cancer Society to invest in groundbreaking research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.