Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Every Making Strides event is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.
News & Events
You may notice a new fleet of waste trucks has recently hit the streets. Most of the trucks are white with a "Let's Clean Things Up" message. A select few are painted pink with the "Let's Trash Cancer!" message to create more awareness around breast cancer.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, spot several County departments showing their support with pink vehicles.
We're the nation's most trusted source of cancer information. The public trusts us as much as their family doctors to provide accurate, reliable information. And doctors rely on us for cancer screening guidelines. Every 30 seconds someone calls the American Cancer Society, and breast cancer is the number one reason people call us. In fact, one in every two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer reaches out to us for help and support. We're a phone call away 24 hours a day. And more than 23 million people annually visit cancer.org, which provides some of the most comprehensive and helpful information about cancer and how to triumph over the disease. No matter where someone is in their cancer journey, we are there to help. We're there whether they need a sympathetic ear, cancer information, a ride to treatment, help accessing other resources in their community or a variety of other services.
We've been involved in nearly every major breakthrough in the fight against cancer. We fund more research than any other nonprofit, next to the federal government. And we have a track record of funding the best science. Forty-six of our funded researchers went on to win the Nobel Prize. Lifesaving treatments such as Herceptin and Tamoxifen, cancer causing genes and less radical surgery were all made possible in part to our research funding. We invest more in breast cancer research than any other cancer type, and nearly all of the research we fund has potential against breast cancer.
We are the leading voice for cancer patients in the state capitol and on Capitol Hill. Because of our leadership and advocacy, Florida developed two cancer research programs over the past decade and since just 2007 has funded about $7 million in breast cancer research. Our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events bring our community together and give people a voice to fight back against the disease. The events raise both awareness and vital funding to continue making progress to defeat the disease.
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