Making Strides walk set for Oct. 5 at PNG Field

The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona.

Nationally, in the past 20 years, 8 million walkers have raised more than $450 million to help create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.

Last year, the walk raised more than $159,000.

“This year, our goal is to raise over $165,000,” said Janine Henahan, chairwoman of this year’s event.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation.

This event also supports the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to fight breast cancer on all fronts and save lives by helping people stay well by reducing breast cancer risk or finding it early; helping people get well by providing information and support during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research and by fighting back by encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

Invite your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues to help raise funds to fight this disease. For more information about how to get involved or to form a team, call Lisa at 695-9232.