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LIMA – Making Strides teams across the region are planning for their annual walk to raise money to fight breast cancer.

The American Cancer Society is the official sponsor of more birthdays and there would be no better gift than to have thousands of Allen and surrounding county residents participate in the Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® 5K Walk on Oct. 18. This event will help the Society finish the fight against breast cancer.

The walks – which take place in nearly 300 communities across the country - help to raise $60 million dollars for the American Cancer Society each year to save lives from breast cancer. The dollars raised fund groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat and cure breast cancer; ensure access to mammograms for women who need them; and provide free resources and support to the one in two newly diagnosed women who turn to the Society for help and support, including transportation and lodging during treatment.

“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer unites us to walk together as the most powerful force to end breast cancer,” said Jennifer Mills, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Planning Committee Chair. “When you join Making Strides, you are supporting the world’s leader in the fight to end breast cancer. Last year $25,000 returned to the community in a grant and the money you raise helps the American Cancer Society do the most for people with breast cancer today to end the disease tomorrow.”

The group’s website is currently live and ready to accept team registrations. Anyone interested in forming a team can check out veteran teams, including St. Rita’s Medical Center, to learn what goes into being a successful team!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. Local sponsors of this year’s walk include: First Federal Bank, St. Rita’s Medical Center, Tom Ahl, HCF Management, Chief Supermarkets, Arby’s, Tim Horton’s and Cold Stone Creamery.

Visit to sign up as an individual or as a team. For weekly drawings, prizes and updates, join the fun on Facebook at


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