SIDNEY — About one in eight (12 percent) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society.
This Saturday there is an opportunity at the Sidney Courthouse downtown to help decrease this statistic. Making Strides of the Northern Miami Valley will celebrate survivor-ship, express hope and work with determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.
By the end of this year 246,600 women are expected to be newly diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 4,000 will die of the disease, and 2,600 men will be newly diagnosed, and 440 of those will die from the disease.
At last year’s Making Strides event they raised more than $35,000.
This year’s event will be held Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. on the courtsquare in Sidney. Registration starts at 8 a.m. You may register the day of or online at makingstrideswalk.org prior.
The walk will go into Tawawa Park and come back for festivities on the square. Breast cancer survivors will get massages and special perks, and at the end everyone will form a human pink ribbon and snap a photo.
For more information about this year’s event, visit https://goo.gl/kYLsv9.
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