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A Celebration Ceremony to Honor, Remember Those Fighting Breast Cancer

To celebrate, honor and remember those who have or are battling breast cancer, the American Cancer Society is hosting its 3rd Strides Shines at Night celebration ceremony. The event is on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at Park Valencia in Santana Row. This event is open to the public. 

The Strides Shines at Night event celebrates breast cancer survivors and those currently living with a diagnosis as well as remembers loved ones lost. This event will feature live music from local musicians The Sugar Jayne Band, and a touching ceremony where Luminaria (paper lanterns) are lit one by one. Luminaria bags are available to be customized in honor, in support, or in memory of a loved one for a $10 donation. To request a bag, visit their website

The Strides Shines at Night will also be an opportunity for the community to learn about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, which will be on Saturday, Oct. 26. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive, inspirational event that raises awareness and funds to end breast cancer and provide hope to ensure no one faces breast cancer alone. Since 1993, more than 15 million supporters have raised more than $935 million nationwide. Last year, 14,000 walkers in Silicon Valley helped to raise more than $768,000.


Funds raised through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks 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.

For additional details about the 2019 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Discover Meadow Park — 180 Woz Way, San Jose — visit or call your American Cancer Society Staff


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