PALMDALE – Hundreds of walkers will gather in Palmdale this Saturday to celebrate survivors and raise funds and awareness to help finish the fight against breast cancer.
The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk takes place this Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Palmdale Amphitheater, located at 2723 West Rancho Vista Boulevard.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the 5K noncompetitive walk starts at 8 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend this free event. There is no cost to participate.
As of Friday afternoon, 85 teams and 624 participants had already raised nearly $27,000. Funds raised from the walk will help the American Cancer Society provide free information and services for those living with breast cancer in the Antelope Valley.
Breast cancer remains the number one public health concern facing women today, and the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk has changed the face of breast cancer in communities nationwide by funding cutting edge research, advocating for all women to have access to mammograms and treatments, and providing free local educational programs and supportive services.
To learn more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Antelope Valley, or to find out how to form a team, donate or participant in Saturday’s event, visit the event’s website here, email AntelopeValleyCAStrides@cancer.org or call Marissa Toth at 951-300-1208.
View photos from last year’s event here.