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Pioneer Valley Residents Invited to Walk Against Breast Cancer

WESTFIELD — Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, slated for Sunday, Oct. 29 at Stanley Park in Westfield, is a non-competitive, inspirational event that raises awareness and funds to end breast cancer and provide hope to ensure no one faces breast cancer alone. Since 1993, more than 13 million supporters have raised more than $810 million nationwide. Last year, 450 walkers in Pioneer Valley helped to raise more than $51,000.

Registration starts at 10 a.m., and the walk starts at 11 a.m. Funds raised through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks enable the American Cancer Society to invest in groundbreaking research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast-cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

“As we join with others in the Making Strides walk, we celebrate breast-cancer survivors, pay tribute to loved ones lost, and raise funds to move us one step closer to a world without breast cancer,” said Mahsoun Choudhury, Community Development manager for the American Cancer Society. “From research to education, prevention to diagnosis, and treatment to recovery, we provide support to everyone impacted by breast cancer.”

For additional details about the fifth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/pioneervalleyma or call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345.

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