American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Set

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walk will be held October 23, 2022 at Fluor Field. Registration for this event begins at 12:30pm and the walk is set to start at 1:00pm.

Since 1993, the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® campaign has united communities, companies, and individuals with a collective goal to end breast cancer as we know it. Over the past two decades, the 3- to 5-mile noncompetitive walks have collectively grown into the nation’s largest and most impactful breast cancer movement – providing a supportive community for courageous breast cancer survivors and metastatic breast cancer thrivers, caregivers, and families alike.

This year, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® celebrates its 30th anniversary and will take place in more than 150 communities nationwide. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer celebrates survivors and thrivers, funds lifesaving breast cancer research and is committed to advancing health equity through programs and services, believing that all people have a fair and just opportunity to live a longer, healthier life free from breast cancer – regardless of how much money they make, the color of their skin, their sexual orientation, gender identity, their disability status, or where they live.

Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most.

Since 1993, supporters have raised nearly $1 billion nationwide. Last year, 489 walkers in the Upstate helped to raise more than $129,384. Mary Gwen Kistler, ACS staff member for the event says “Making Strides is an extremely important event to me as a four-year survivor. I started with the American Cancer Society as a volunteer to get involved after my diagnosis and I continue this fight daily for a dear friend who lost their life. I don’t want others to hear the words, you have cancer.”

To learn more about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® event and how you can become involved, visit or contact Mary Gwen Kistler at 864-501-4803 or

The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. We invest in lifesaving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. For more information, visit

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