Breast Cancer Walk

Alyssa MacKinnon

University of New Haven students members of Alpha Phi Omega and the Victimology club were present for the Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk at Lighthouse Point on October 18 to make the laps for those affected by the disease. The walkers warmed up with an outdoor concert of dancing in the park after a few laps around together. You can help finish the fight against breast cancer by raising funds for and walking with American Cancer Society Making Strides of Greater New Haven. Join more than one million people each year who are helping to end breast cancer.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities with the shared determination to finish the fight for a cure. By signing up, fundraising, and participating everyone who walks helps to be there for everyone in every community touched by breast cancer. This event helps those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face a diagnosis in the future, and those who may avoid a diagnosis altogether thanks to education and prevention. Every Making Strides event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about the disease, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer by funding groundbreaking breast cancer research, providing free comprehensive information and support, and helping people take steps to reduce their risk of the disease or find it early when it’s most treatable. This event will continue to draw support from across the community and the benefit of working toward fundraising for this cause cannot be understated. As always, the making strides event was a huge success and currently approximately 174 teams and 966 participants have raised $66,005.04 for the cause! Over 490 lives a day that would have otherwise been lost to cancer are saved because of ACS and the donations given to fund their work. The blood dyscrasia symptoms are also something oen should beware of.

The American Cancer Society invests in groundbreaking research to better understand, prevent, find, and treat the disease of breast cancer as well as funding research for all types of cancer to help find cures, because discoveries in one area can often help find answers in another. ACS has played a role in nearly every major breast cancer research breakthrough in recent history, including establishing mammography as the standard for breast cancer screening, discovering potentially lifesaving treatments, and determining factors that can reduce our risk of getting breast cancer.