Thursday, April 22, 2010


Denver, Colo: April 22, 2010 – Every three minutes, a woman learns she has breast cancer. More than 182,000 American women will receive the terrifying news this year and more than 40,000 will die from the disease. By joining with hundreds of participants in the Denver community Sunday, April 25 at Washington Park, you too can create a world with more birthdays and less cancer.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K will be held Sunday, April 25 at Washington Park at 9:00 a.m. This noncompetitive event unites the entire community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about reducing their cancer risk, and raise money to fund lifesaving research and support programs to further the progress against this disease.

This year, Denver’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is one of more than 140 held across the country. The American Cancer Society continues to use Making Strides events as one opportunity to help breast cancer patients, get well, stay well, find cures and fight back against their disease.

The American Cancer Society provides up-to-date breast cancer information, advocates for all women to have access to breast cancer screening and treatments – regardless of income – and provides services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Some of the local American Cancer Society services supported through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer include information through a 24-hour cancer information phone line (1-800-ACS-2345); the Society’s web site ( with a vast amount of information on topics such as finding support programs and services, lodging assistance and emotional support programs through the Cancer Survivors Network.

“Almost everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way,” says American Cancer Society Regional Vice President, Karen Hill. “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer gives us the chance to celebrate those who have survived breast cancer and help ensure that future generations are not faced with this life-threatening disease. Making Strides truly demonstrates that hope starts with each and every one of us.”

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer supports the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to fight cancer on all fronts: research, education, advocacy and patient services. Over time, the Society has invested more in breast cancer research than any other voluntary public health organization, spending more on breast cancer research and investing more than $352 million in breast cancer research grants since 1972.

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King Soopers is the 2010 Presenting Sponsor for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. KBCO – World Class Rock, FOX 31, 5280 – Denver’s Magazine, Entravision, Exempla Lutheran Medical, Quest Diagnostics, Rose Medical Center and Exempla St. Joseph Hospital are also sponsors of this year’s event.

It is not too late to make a donation to Denver’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Visit to help the Society continue making strides and saving lives.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

1 comment:

  1. Any type of cancer is danger for human body. breast cancer most commonly find in women. here you published good research about cancer.