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Sign up now for annual breast cancer walk

Posted on Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2012 — 3:25 PM

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The 11th annual Nashville Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20. Last year, more than 17,000 participants walked five miles through downtown Nashville and raised $500,000.

The goal of organizers is to grow the event over the next two years and raise $1 million. You can help by forming a team today. For more information or to register a team, visit the Nashville Making Strides website.

More than 230,000 women and men were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States last year, and one out of every two of them contacted the American Cancer Society for help. The American Cancer Society is the largest private source of cancer research in the United States. Approximately $130 million is spent each year on research, with a large portion of those funds going to breast cancer.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will be held Oct. 20 at L.P. Field. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the walk begins at 9 a.m. The event will be held rain or shine.

Follow Nashville Making Strides on Facebook.

Contact: Lauren Purcell, (615) 341-7334