Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff is Aug. 21

Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 06:29 PM.

FORT WALTON BEACH — The American Cancer Society will host a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff rally and informational meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 363 Miracle Strip Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach.

Now is the time to get involved in the Emerald Coast walk, slated for 8 a.m. Oct. 18, and learn more about Making Strides and how to help finish the fight against breast cancer. To participate in the kickoff contact Donna Fought  at 850-585-9904 or

Since 1993, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has been the American Cancer Society’s rallying cry to build awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. In that time, 10 million walkers have collected more than $594 million. Last year, 2,500 walkers from the Emerald Coast branch raised more than $105,000.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer funds make a difference by:

•Helping people take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early when it is most treatable

•Investing in groundbreaking cancer research to find, prevent, treat, and cure the disease

•Providing free information and services to help people facing breast cancer today when and where they need it including transportation, lodging, wigs, support programs, financial assistance, and more

•Ensuring access to mammograms for women who need them

The ninth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is 8 a.m. Oct. 18 at Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach. For additional details visit

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