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Bay Area Community Invited to Join the Fight For a World Without Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society will host 12th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Silicon Valley kickoff celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 at Corinthian Grand Ballroom — 196 North Third St. — to share details about the upcoming community walk.

To attend this event, registration is required: sign up at or email This event is open to the public.

“The kickoff will highlight how individuals, businesses and organizations can support the American Cancer Society’s work to help save lives from breast cancer and feature inspirational stories from breast cancer survivors,” said the American Cancer Society in a press release. “Guests will also enjoy a presentation by an American Cancer Society funded researcher who specializes in breast cancer research.”


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.

This kickoff will provide community members the opportunity to learn how to get involved in the Silicon Valley walk slated for Saturday, Oct. 26.

“As we join with others in the Making Strides walk, we celebrate breast cancer survivors, pay tribute to loved ones lost, and raise funds to move us one step closer to a world without breast cancer,” said Joanna Nouragas, Making Strides Committee. 

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.

“From research to education, prevention to diagnosis, and treatment to recovery, we provide support to everyone impacted by breast cancer,” said Nouragas.

For additional details about the 2019 annual 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 partner at 408-688-0087.


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