Making Strides Is American Cancer Society’s Premier Breast Cancer Event
WASHINGTON (September 9, 2009) – Kilpatrick Stockton announced today that it is serving as a flagship sponsor of the Washington, DC Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk for the second year in a row. This year, the sixth annual walk will be held Saturday, October 31. Registration will begin at 9AM at the Washington Nationals Ballpark with the walk kicking off at 10AM.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the American Cancer Society’s premier event to raise awareness and dollars to fight breast cancer. More than just the name of a walk, it unites people of all ages with the goal of fighting breast cancer and saving lives. Making Strides events are noncompetitive walks ranging in distance from three to five miles.
“We are honored to once again be a flagship sponsor for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk,” said Steve Baskin, Managing Partner of Kilpatrick Stockton’s Washington, DC office. “Last year’s event was a huge success and we look forward to pulling together with the American Cancer Society to help raise awareness and participation in the upcoming walk.”
Since 1993, nearly five million walkers across the country have raised more than $340 million through Making Strides events to help fight breast cancer. In 2008 alone, American Cancer Society supporters raised more than $60 million nationwide in this united fight.
If you have a questions about the walk, please call 1-800-ACS-2345 or go to: www.stridesDC.org.
For more information about Kilpatrick Stockton, please visit: www.kilpatrickstockton.com.
About The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
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