Walk for the Cure, Delta to host Making Strides 5K on Saturday

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The 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will be held this Saturday, Oct. 6 on campus.

The 5K walk will be on the DeRicco Stadium Track starting at 8 a.m. and ending at noon.

This event was created to celebrate the lives of women that have battled, conquered and lost their lives to breast cancer.

The goal is to help raise enough money to find a cure. Whether someone has lost a family member, close friend or is battling this disease themselves, all support is welcomed.

As of Monday, the walk had raised $10,295, with five days still remaining. This money will help the American Cancer Society give women access to mammograms, information and services about breast cancer.

“Since 1993, 8 million cancer charity walkers across the country have raised more than $460 million through Making Strides events to help fight breast cancer. Last year alone, dedicated supporters like you, raised more than $60 million nationwide to help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays,” states the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer website.

This walk began in 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts because Margery Gould Rath wanted a way to celebrate cancer survivors.

For more information, visit makingstrideswalk.org/stockton