American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 2017

Together We’re Making Strides in Boston on Sunday, October 1, 2017

Register to Walk Today!Sun. Oct. 1, rain or shine
7:30 a.m.: registration
8 a.m.-10 a.m.: rolling start
11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: stage entertainment
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Whether we’ve faced it ourselves, or someone we love has, almost everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way. But at the same time, we can all do something about it. By donating to a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event you’re helping the American Cancer Society make a difference in so many ways, from funding innovative breast cancer research to simply providing a hand to hold.

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Register Today

Register TodaySun. Oct. 1, rain or shine
7:30 a.m.: registration
8 a.m.-10 a.m.: rolling start
11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: stage entertainment
More Details
Walk LocationDCR Hatch Shell
47 David G Mugar Way
Boston, MA
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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.


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.

Everyone Can Participate

The success of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer depends on you. Individuals who walk and raise pledges are the key to finding a cure for breast cancer. Organizations or businesses can sponsor their own team of walkers. Volunteers are needed to help at the event with registration, traffic, information and many other important functions.

Team Up to Save Lives

Nothing can describe the camaraderie of walking with those who share a passion for curing breast cancer. Get your friends and family involved and recruit a group to walk with you. It’s important to arrange to meet your fellow team members before registration.

Registration Is Simple

There is no pre-registration or registration fee for the event. Register on the morning of the event and bring your donations with you. Contact your local American Cancer Society office for a walk paper or register to fundraise online. It’s easy.  Click here to Register Today!

Set Your Own Fund-Raising Goal

Participants are not required to raise a minimum amount and pledges are made for your participation rather than per mile. Donation can be in any amount! No amount is too small. Money may be turned in at registration.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Now that you’ve learned about Making Strides, sign up to walk!