American Cancer Society Announces Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Events on Long Island October 16 and October 23

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks will be held on two dates and at two locations in October.

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More than 1,000 local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and corporate and community members united this August in Woodbury and in Riverhead to kick off the Society’s signature breast cancer awareness and fundraising event, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, which will be held on October 16 at Jones Beach and October 23 at Suffolk Community College Eastern Campus.

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Hauppauge, NY - August 29, 2016 - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks will be held on two dates and at two locations, starting on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Jones Beach State Park, 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, and on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Suffolk Community College Eastern Campus, 121 Speonk Riverhead Rd, Riverhead.  “With an estimated 60,000 participants at Jones Beach and several thousand more on the East End, Long Island hosts the largest attended event in the country,” said Patti Lestrange Mack, American Cancer Society Communications Director.

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. Individuals, companies, friends and neighbors can register to walk and fundraise by calling 631.300.3455, via email or online here or here.  There is no fee to register, though contributions and donations are greatly appreciated.

Last year, an estimated 60,000 walkers from across Nassau and Suffolk county raised over $3 million dollars. Since 1993, more than 12 million supporters have raised more than $750 million in nearly 300 communities nationwide.  Funds raised through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 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.

“We are excited to unite all towns and communities in Nassau and Suffolk at the Making  Strides walk to celebrate breast cancer survivors, pay tribute to loved ones lost, and raise funds to move us one step closer to a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer,” said Katie Goepfrich, Senior Community Manager at the American Cancer Society. “From research to education, prevention to diagnosis, and treatment to recovery, we provide support to everyone impacted by breast cancer.”

For additional details, sponsorship opportunities, to form a team, register to walk or volunteer, please visit  or call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.