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Make Strides Against Breast Cancer at a Walk or Online

Support the fight against breast cancer in-person or virtually with Making Strides of Long Island. Online events are happening now and walks kick-off October 17.

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The American Cancer Society’s 28th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Long Island will take place in person at Jones Beach Field 5 on Sunday, October 17, and Saturday, October 30 at Grangabel Park, Main Street in Riverhead. 


The events supports the Making Strides movement, which raises lifesaving funds that support breast cancer patients, survivors, thrivers, and caregivers through every step of the journey. 

This year for safety measures, all participants for the 2021 walk will be required to register for the event. Register online through the following links:

Making Strides of Long Island (Jones Beach walk)

Making Strides of Eastern Long Island (Riverhead walk) 


Virtual ways to get involved

Don’t feel comfortable walking in-person at an event? There are other ways to get involved. 

Step Challenge 

Make Strides anywhere and count your steps while doing it! Get active and reach a goal of 6,000 steps a day, at least three times a week. To get started:

  1. Sign up at:
  2. Encourage your friends and family to make a pledge for each day you hit your goal of 6,000 steps. 
  3. Get stepping to save lives!

Participate with people around the country in a live app-based virtual 5K 

Walk from anywhere with a live-app based virtual 5K experience. This is a fully interactive live experience with supporters across the country.  

To participate, register for the Making Strides of Long Island Event, select your experience date and email to request access to the virtual event. Choose from Sunday, October 17 & 24, or Saturday October 30 at 11 a.m. EST.  An RSVP is required as spots are limited.

Dedicate a pinwheel

Dedicate a pinwheel in memory of or in honor of someone who you are fighting for. Pinwheels will be added to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Garden. Purchase your tribute online here

Walk on your own or schedule a Zoom

Walk with your friends and family in any location that works for you. Whether you participate totally virtually or outside with a team, you can come together in support of cancer survivors everywhere.

For more information about all the events, visit the Making Strides of Long Island website or Facebook page

About the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks

The American Cancer Society started Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks to unite communities in the fight against this deadly disease. Today, Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation. The organization raises money to help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide patient services like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near treatment, and a live 24/7 cancer helpline.