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Making Strides walk is Sunday

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central PA walk will be held Sunday at PNG Field in Altoona.

The walk hopes to unite communities, honor those touched by the disease and raise awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, with more than 1 million passionate participants supporting the noncompetitive walks each year.

Registration for this event begins at 12:30 p.m., and the walk is set to start at 2 p.m.

Admission is free and there will be food, kids activities, music, gifts for survivors, and more.

Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most.

Since 1993, more than 14 million supporters have raised more than $870 million nationwide. Last year, nearly 1,000 walkers in Central PA came out to celebrate and support one another. In 2017, ACS staff helped guide more than 40,000 cancer patients through every step of their journey as they moved through the health care system, including helping with insurance problems, referring them to ACS and other local services, assisting caregivers and addressing obstacles to care.

To learn more about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event and to become involved, visit Making Strides of Central PA on Facebook, at MakingStridesWalk.org/centralpa, or contact Jenn Kush at 695.9232 (option 3) or jenn.kush@cancer.org.

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