Castleton University to Hold Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

By davo123matt
Sep. 25, 2016

Castleton University is holding a Strides for Breast Cancer Walk on October 23rd

October 23, 2016 Strides against Breast Cancer Walk will be held at Castleton University. During this eventful day, upwards of 300 people will participate in a 4 mile walk in the community.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting communities with a shared determination to help free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer. Passionate walk participants raise critical funds that enable the American Cancer Society to fund innovative research; provide free, information and support to anyone touched by breast cancer; and help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.

The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 37. Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

The walk will begin at the Castleton University Pavilion with registration set for 11:00am, walk will begin at 1pm and conclude with an ice cream social in the Pavilion. All are welcome to participate. Join a team or sign up the day of the event.

"Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship - an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century, " according to the organization's website.

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