Put on your Pink Bra brought together 10,000 women and men for a fundraising walk for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. It was a beautiful day at the Sarasota Polo grounds last Saturday. Two hundred survivors registered and were invited for a brunch after the walk. It was a day full of encouragement and support for all. October is Breast Cancer awareness month. The Pink Bra has come to symbolize hope, strength, empowerment and awareness. It’s a reminder that early detection is a key component in saving lives. Did you know that men can also get the disease and that 80% of women with the disease have no family history? 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease. So many lives are impacted by this illness. Making Strides against Breast Cancer celebrates with those who have fought and survived breast cancer, remembers those who lost their lives to the disease, and offers hope, information and support to those in the midst of this journey.
This year’s walk raised $350,000. Money goes toward making progress toward the fight against Breast Cancer and research to find cures, Participants also had the opportunity to enroll in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study. Research today for a cancer free tomorrow. Our community members will have another opportunity to help the American Cancer Society better understand how to prevent cancer and save lives in February of next year. Sarasota Memorial Health Care System will be the host enrollment site on February 26th & 27th as well as the American Cancer Society office on Saturday March 2nd. for more information visit: www.cancer.org/cps3florida or call toll free 1-888-604-5888.
Thanks to the American Cancer Society for their fight against Breast Cancer and their mission to save lives.