Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is more than just the name of a walk; it describes the progress we’re making together to end breast cancer. However, nothing can describe the hope inspired by walking with hundreds or thousands of others who share a passion for ending this disease. Because nearly everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way, we’ve decided to make a difference by walking and raising money as a team in our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.
On Sunday, October 9th the Shoreline Community College team will join thousands of walkers in Downtown Bellevue Park for the King County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk. Show your support for breast cancer research and those living with breast cancer by joining us or donating to the event. Join the team or donate on behalf of the team or a walker through our team website: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCFY12GreatWest?team_id=989878&pg=team&fr_id=36068
Once you join the team keep an eye out for emails regarding carpooling options.
Facts you should know:
- Breast Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the United States
- Washington state has the HIGHEST rate of breast cancer diagnosis in the country
- Seattle leads US cities in the number of breast cancer cases
- The city of Seattle has a lower than average death rate from breast cancer
(Facts taken from: : http://www.seattlewomanmagazine.com/articles/october04-1.htm)
We look forward to seeing you there,
AmeriCorps* VISTA Service-Learning Coordinator
Shoreline Community College Center for Service-Learning