NORTH TEXAS _ The 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of North Texas (Makingstrideswalk.org/northtexas) has been set for Oct. 4 at the University of Texas at Arlington.
The 4th annual North Texas event will begin at 9 a.m. on the UTA campus at Lot 52, located at 1101 South West St., in Arlington. The American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) created Making Strides Against Breast Cancer community walks in 1993 to build awareness and generate funds to fight the disease. In that time, 10 million walkers in the U.S. have collected more than $594 million and last year, nearly 6,000 walkers in North Texas raised more than $300,000.
Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death after lung cancer. The chance of a woman developing breast cancer at some time in her life is about 1 in 8, and in 2014, approximately 232,670 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,400 will die from the disease in the U.S.
Making Strides proceeds are used by the American Cancer Society to fund breast cancer research grants, offer free patient/caregiver services, provide in-depth cancer information, and support legislative advocacy to make sure cancer patients have access to the care they need.
Call the local American Cancer Society office at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit makingstrideswalk.org to help continue saving lives.