Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

 
$28,220
$21,780
Raised
Remaining
Jan 5, 2012

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Fashion Show
Fashion Show

THANKS
Firstly, my heart felt thanks go out to all who have donated to our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign thus far. Without your dollars, we wouldn't be able to help people get well, stay well, find cures and fight back against breast cancer, here in our community and across the country. At the American Cancer Society, we are dedicated to providing education, advocacy, research and patient services, at no cost to anyone who needs our help, and your dollars ensure that we continue this important work.

PROGRESS
Our committee of 20 women, (mostly cancer survivors or those closely impacted by the disease) have been working hard to plan our May event. We're adding many elements to our walk this year, making it more than just a walk-it's an event! We'll have children's activities, vendors selling various wares, delicious food, tasty beverages, and many messages scattered throughout the event of how to keep yourself, your neighbor, your sister, your friends; safe from breast cancer, and how to fight back for those battling, or those we've lost.

FASHION SHOW
We held our 4th annual Breast Cancer Fashion Show, show casing models, designers and shop owners who have been impacted by breast cancer. At this event, we raised $4000 to continue our fight against cancer! Maybe we'll see you there next year!  (See Fashion Show  Picture)

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your generosity so far, and in the future. Please know that when you donate to the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, your dollars truly make a difference.

If you would like more information on this year's event, please visit our website at portlandstrides.org.

Happy New Year from our family to yours! 

 

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Sep 20, 2011

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Update

Since 1993, six million walkers across the country have raised more than $400 million through Making Strides events to help fight breast cancer. The American Cancer Society saves lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays - where this disease never steals another year from anyone’s life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With your support, we are saving lives by:

  •  Helping People Stay Well
  • We know that detecting breast cancer early, at its most treatable stage, can mean the difference between life and death. So we provide screening guidelines, physician education, and engage in efforts to increase public awareness about the importance of yearly mammograms.
  • Helping People Get Well
  • Having cancer is hard. Finding help shouldn’t be. That’s why the American Cancer Society is in everyone’s corner around the clock to guide them through every step of a breast cancer experience. The Society offers free programs and services in nearly every community across the country to ensure that cancer patients and their loved ones do not have to face cancer alone.
  • We are committed to connecting people facing cancer with the information, day-to-day help, and emotional support they need in the communities where they live to help them get well. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 anytime, day or night, or visit us at www.cancer.org to find out what resources are available in your community.

 

 

 

Finding Cures

 

 

The American Cancer Society invests more in breast cancer research to better understand, prevent, and cure the disease than in any other solid tumor site. We take pride in funding promising researchers early in their careers, and our track record is something we share with pride. Of the researchers chosen for Society funding throughout the years, 44 have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. Your support has allowed the American Cancer Society to be involved in nearly every major breast cancer research breakthrough of the last century!

Currently, breast cancer research projects are under way at institutions across the country, thanks in large part to the funds raised by Making Strides Against Breast Cancer participants. With your continued help, we can fund more critical research projects, one of which could result in a breakthrough that would lead to fewer diagnoses and lower the number of deaths from breast cancer each year.

 

Fighting Back

Right now, cancer can't be defeated in doctors' offices alone. We work with legislators to pass laws to defeat breast cancer and rally communities to join the fight. We need elected officials to fully fund programs that allow all eligible women to get the cancer screenings they need and treatment they deserve. The American Cancer Society, in collaboration with its nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, works hard to keep breast cancer funding a top priority for our nation’s lawmakers. Thanks in large part to donations from the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events, our advocacy efforts are affecting many of the laws that govern what options are available for people battling cancer.

But there is more work to be done. Walk with us - and help create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. For more information about how you can use your voice to help fight breast cancer, call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit ACS CAN at portlandstrides.org.

Thank you to our donors who have made the efforts of the American Cancer Society possible.  Thank you also for your continuing support in the fight against breast cancer.

 

Jun 6, 2011

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Update

Strides - pink folks
Strides - pink folks

It was a dark and stormy May morning at Portland's Rose Quarter where the 3,500 walkers slowly trickled in. Groggy from the gray skies and lack of caffeine, walkers filled the Rose Quarter commons area. After a little coffee, and a VooDoo donut or 2, folks started to perk up. Everyone gathered in front of the stage and listened to the story of a courageous 2-time cancer survivor. Just 5 months ago, she was told she had 5 months to live, and last weekend she won a body building competition! Incredible!  The participants then took to the streets for the 5-mile urban adventure. Some people walked for the their mom, their wife, their sister, a loved one or a friend who they have lost to breast cancer. Others rallied around a survivor, but everyone walked in honor and solidarity of all who have been affected by this terrible disease. It was an inspirational morning filled with hope and joy! With your help, we've raised over $130,000 to date! We are still short of our goal, but we have until August 31st to meet that goal. It's crucial we continue to raise money to fund our free patient service programs and services here in Oregon and SW Washington and around the country.  All of us have been affected by breast cancer in some way.  And we all have the power to make a difference in the fight against the disease.  That's why each of the women that participated in the walk this year, along with 500,000 other passionate supporters, walk in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer each year -- to help achieve a future where breast cancer no longer threatens those we love.  Making Strides is more than just a walk -- it describes the progress we're making together to defeat this disease.  We need to make sure access to mammograms is a right, not a privilege and keep as many people as possible free of cancer. Thank you for your donation(s) and your continuing support. Together we are Making Strides Against Breast Cancer!

Strides - This ones for you
Strides - This ones for you
Mar 11, 2011

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Update

Strides 2010
Strides 2010

More than just a walk, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event describes the progress we’re making together to save lives by helping people get well, stay well, find cures and fight back. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is as unique and special as the stories that motivate our dedicated walkers, donors and volunteers. Each step we take is personal. And each donation is helping to save lives. And each volunteer helps create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.

So far, we've raised over $30,000, to reach our $192,000 goal. With just 56 days to go until our walk, we need your help more than ever to save lives, while fulfilling yours. We have raised $2,495 towards the $50,000 Global Giving goal to date. Together we can Make Strides!

If you're interested in volunteering for the walk, please contact Amy Theberge, 503-795-3958.

Thank you for your continuing support of the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event and in the fight to eliminate breast cancer.

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Dec 17, 2010

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

To Date:  Portland, OR "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer"  has received $1790 from Global Giving Donors.

Since 1993, nearly 6 million walkers across the country have raised more than $400 million through Making Strides events to help fight breast cancer. The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays - where this disease never steals another year from anyone’s life.

With your support, we are saving lives by:

Helping People Stay Well
We know that detecting breast cancer early, at its most treatable stage, can mean the difference between life and death. So we provide screening guidelines, physician education, and engage in efforts to increase public awareness about the importance of yearly mammograms. The good news is that breast cancer incidence and death rates are declining; more people are beating this disease thanks to early detection through mammograms and improved treatment methods. We know that knowledge is power, and we won’t stop until every woman understands how she can help take control of her breast health.

Helping People Get Well
Having cancer is hard. Finding help shouldn’t be. That’s why the American Cancer Society is in everyone’s corner around the clock to guide them through every step of a breast cancer experience. The Society offers free programs and services in nearly every community across the country to ensure that cancer patients and their loved ones do not have to face cancer alone.

Below are some of the support services we provide.

  • Transportation assistance to and from treatment
  • Free lodging for those having to travel far for treatment
  • Free wigs and assistance with treatment-related physical side effects
  • Emotional support programs that connect newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with survivors
  • Cancer education classes
  • An online support network

We are committed to connecting people facing cancer with the information, day-to-day help, and emotional support they need in their communities where they live to help them get well. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 anytime, day or night, or visit us at www.cancer.org to find out what resources are available in your community.

Finding Cures
The American Cancer Society invests more in breast cancer research to better understand, prevent, and cure the disease than in any other solid tumor site. We take pride in funding promising researchers early in their careers, and our track record is something we share with pride. Of the researchers chosen for Society funding throughout the years, 44 have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. Your support has allowed the American Cancer Society to be involved in nearly every major breast cancer research breakthrough of the last century, including:

  • Funding research into breast-conserving surgery, using lumpectomy plus radiation for treatment
  • Establishing mammography as the gold standard to find breast cancer early
  • Discovering lifesaving treatments (such as Herceptin) to improve breast cancer survival and drugs (such as Tamoxifen) to reduce the risk of second or first breast cancer
  • Discovering genes for inherited breast and colon cancer
  • Confirming the knowledge that genetics, diet, lack of exercise, and alcohol abuse can increase a person's cancer risk
  • Discovering cancer-causing oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes

Currently, breast cancer research projects are under way at institutions across the country, thanks in large part to the funds raised by Making Strides Against Breast Cancer participants. With your continued help, we can fund more critical research projects, one of which could result in a breakthrough that would lead to fewer diagnoses and lower the number of deaths from breast cancer each year.

Fighting Back
Right now, cancer can't be defeated in doctors' offices alone. We work with legislators to pass laws to defeat breast cancer and rally communities to join the fight. We need elected officials to fully fund programs that allow all eligible women to get the cancer screenings they need and treatment they deserve. The American Cancer Society, in collaboration with its nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), works hard to keep breast cancer funding a top priority for our nation’s lawmakers. Thanks in large part to donations from the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events, our advocacy efforts are affecting many of the laws that govern what options are available for people battling cancer.

We have successfully lobbied Congress for millions of dollars for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which helps low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women get access to critical screenings and follow-up treatment. We are currently working to increase funding for the program so it can serve more eligible women.

We actively support legislation that would increase access to treatment for breast cancer patients and the quality of life for breast cancer survivors.

We are addressing disparities by promoting important public policies that provide access to quality health care and screening for all women.

We are committed to connecting people facing cancer with the information, day-to-day help, and emotional support they need in the communities where they live to help them get well through every step of their cancer journey and to beat the disease.

But there is more work to be done. Walk with us - and help create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. For more information about how you can use your voice to help fight breast cancer, call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit ACS CAN at www.acscan.org/makingstrides.

Thanks again for your continued support.

Your American Cancer Society, "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer"
The Great West Division, Inc., Portland, Oregon



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