Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

$35,179 $14,821
Raised Remaining
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

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Project Leader

Tia Herrejon

Portland, OR United States

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