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Thousands come together for 25th anniversary of Making Strides Walk in Boston

BOSTON (WHDH) – Breast cancer survivors, caregivers and supporters came together Sunday in Boston to help in the fight against cancer. [READ MORE]

 

Making Strides: Canton teen helps raise money to honor grandmother

BOSTON (WHDH) – For Canton teenager Shawn Burns, helping to find a cure for breast cancer is as personal as it gets. Shawn was just seven years oldRead More [READ MORE]

Making Strides: MGH works to discover new breast cancer treatments

BOSTON (WHDH) – Laura Carfang and her boyfriend, William Laferriere, enjoyed an active fun-filled life in Boston for years, until last year. She noticed a lump on her breast and went in to her doctor for a check-up. [READ MORE]

 

Making Strides: Army vet stresses importance of cancer detection after scare

BOSTON (WHDH) – Sergeant Gregory Jencks has spent years tackling unexpected challenges in the Armed Forces, but breast cancer was a battle on a whole new front. [READ MORE]

Story Of Hope

U.S. Army Sgt. Gregory Jencks was on active duty during his mother’s first mastectomy and chemotherapy in 1995, and it made a deep impression on him. “She told me it was the worst thing she had ever gone through and would never do it again,” he recalled.

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About Making Strides

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Boston is a noncompetitive two- to five and a half-mile walk which raises awareness of the disease and funds to save lives from breast cancer. At the event, the Greater Boston community embraces a bittersweet mix of purpose – celebrating survivorship, paying meaningful tributes to loved ones lost and having collective determination to fight for a world without breast cancer.

This year, 2017, the American Cancer Society is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events in Boston, Mass., and Concord, N.H., which are the oldest Making Strides walks in the country.

Money raised helps the Society fund innovative breast cancer research; provide free, comprehensive information and support for those touched by breast cancer; provide patient support to those who need it most; and help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

At Boston’s 2016 walk nearly 30,000 walkers raised $2 million. Nationally last year more than 1.4 million participants collected more than $60 million in donations for the Society.

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For more information on how to get in involved with the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

 

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