American Cancer Society – “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” – Kick-Off Event

Making Strides against Breast Cancer

Kick-Off to be Held August 21, 2013

 

 

            Palmdale, CA , 7/24/13 – American Cancer Society and volunteers working on the inaugural Making Strides against Breast Cancer, Antelope Valley, will host a kick-off rally on August 21st, 8 am, at the Embassy Suites, 39375 5th Street West, Palmdale.  Residents are invited to attend to learn more about Making Strides and how they can take part.

 

            “Through campaigns such as these, we are working together as a community to combat the high statistics of breast cancer in the Antelope Valley,” said Star Moffatt, owner, Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Moffatt-Moffatt Law Firm in Lancaster, who recently presented the American Cancer Society with a $5,000 sponsorship check, solidifying the company’s support as the first flagship sponsor for the inaugural Making Strides against Breast Cancer, Antelope Valley event.

 

The American Cancer Society is joined by a host of sponsors who have taken a leadership position in the community’s fight against breast cancer, including Antelope Valley Chevrolet, Blue Shield of California, Walgreens, Waxie Sanitary Supply, Wells Fargo Bank, Antelope Valley Hospital, Antelope Valley City of Hope, and others. 

 

The American Cancer Society uses funds raised through Making Strides to fund research leading to the discovery of life-saving treatments, advocate for women to have access to mammograms and treatments,  and to provide free programs and services that improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

 

            The non-competitive walk will be held on October 19, at the Palmdale Amphitheatre/Marie Kerr Park, 2723 Rancho Vista.  Teams of walkers will complete a 5K course and take part in activities before and after the walk.

           

            For more information about the Antelope Valley Making Strides event, or to volunteer, call event chair, Ima Moore, RN,  BSN,  PHN,  MN at 661-305-5222 or contact her at emooreno4@man.com

 

            To learn more about the American Cancer Society call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org

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