WHEN: OCTOBER 16, 2022 Rolling Start 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM (Ends approx. at noon)
WHERE: JONES BEACH STATE PARK- FIELD 5 1 Ocean Pkwy Wantagh, NY 11793
WHO: The American Cancer Society, host of the largest breast cancer movement in the United States, will unite with more than 60,000 walkers, kicking off the 29th year of Making Strides of Long Island.
WHAT: Breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and corporate and community members are reuniting in Riverhead to save lives and ensure no one faces breast cancer alone. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement embraces a bittersweet mix of purpose – celebrating survivorship and paying meaningful tributes to loved ones lost, while raising awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer.
WHY: This year, female breast cancer has surpassed lung cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide with 2.9 million cases.
- In New York 118,830 women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Men are also impacted by breast cancer, with an estimated 2,710 men nationwide expected to receive a diagnosis in 2022.
- Black women are 41% more likely to die of breast cancer than White women overall and twice as likely to die if they are younger than 50.
- One in eight women will fight breast cancer in her lifetime.
- The number of women in the US who reported having a breast cancer screening dropped 6%. Visit cancer.org/get-screened.
Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help people prevent, find, treat and survive breast cancer. No one should face breast cancer alone. The American Cancer Society helpline provides information and support 24/7 at 800.227.2345.
About Making Strides
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer celebrates survivors and thrivers, funds lifesaving breast cancer research and is committed to advancing health equity through programs and services, believing that all people have a fair and just opportunity to live a longer, healthier life free from breast cancer – regardless of how much money they make, the color of their skin, their sexual orientation, gender identity, their disability status, or where they live. More information, visit: www.makingstrideswalk.org/hudsonvalley or www.makingstrideswalk.org/westchester.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. We invest in lifesaving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. For more information, visit cancer.org.