American Cancer Society Holds Promotional Dinner for 5K Breast Cancer Walk

By: Ryan McCormick Last Updated: August 19, 2010

What is a fun and interactive way to be involved in the fight against breast cancer? Join the American Cancer Society on Sunday, October 17, 2010 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k Walk at the Old Fairgrounds Park Butterfield Pavilion. Registration begins at 12:00 pm and the event begins at 1:00 pm. To promote and kick off the walk, a banquet was held at Strongbow’s on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 5 pm. It was open to the public through registration. Food and drink were provided. Attendees sat and chatted to get acquainted and speakers later talked with the audience about the walk and breast cancer in general.

Lorrie Woycik gave her testimony as a breast cancer survivor. Her motivating and enthusiastic speech gave listeners a sense of the kind of attitude it takes to make strides against breast cancer. She talked about how important optimism and faith in God are during times of trouble. The returned applause matched her enthusiasm. She also talked about diagnoses and the importance of mammograms at early ages. Kendra Simon, a representative of the American Cancer Society, spoke on how to donate and register for the 5k walk in October. Talk has went around about a window decorating contest for downtown businesses to promote the walk as well.

For more information and online registration, visit www.cancer.org/stridesonline. Call 219-793-1030 or email Brianna.Herndon@cancer.org. See you there!