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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is a terrible disease that has affected so many people in so many horrific ways. Like a thief in the night, it has stolen the lives of so many we love among our family and friends, both men and women. 

The American Cancer Society (ACS) invites you to join us in stealing back from this thief the evening of October 2, 2021, 5:00 PM at Paradise Coast Sports Complex, 3940 City Gate Boulevard, S N, Naples for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC). This signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society has been uniting communities in the fight against breast cancer for more than two decades. Chaired by Merry Coffman and Robin Rosario, the 2021 MSABC of Southwest Florida will be an event like no other. Sponsors to date include Millennium Physician Group, Breast Center of Naples, and NCH. It will be a Saturday evening that you will not want to miss!

Funds raised through the Making Strides movement have allowed ACS to support breast cancer patients and their loved ones in times when they have needed it the most – even during the global pandemic. Currently, more than $76 million has been invested in breast cancer research grants. More than 134 million visitors have used our website, www.cancer.org for the latest information and facts about cancer, while ACS has responded to more than 1.4 million information requests through our helpline and chat services. Reach to Recovery, a support system of ACS, connects those facing a breast cancer diagnosis with trained breast cancer survivors to provide invaluable support throughout their journey all by way of a secure mobile app. 

Event emcees Lindsey Sablan and Lois Thome of Wink News will be there to cheer on our survivors, caregivers, and all participants as we make our strides around this amazing new venue. Enjoy refreshments at various food trucks and stations while you shop the trunk sale by Kendra Scott, Naples’ custom jewelry designer dedicated to “Family, Fashion and Philanthropy.” 

And that’s not all! Sign up to participate as a team or individual by September 1, 2021 and receive a complimentary voucher for a cruise aboard M/V Double Sunshine with Pure Florida at historic Tin City.

The celebration continues during Breast Cancer Awareness month as Kendra Scott will host a two day give back sale at their Naples store, 5485 Tamiami Trail N D-5, October 22 to 23, 2021, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 20% of sales generated during that time frame will be donated to MSABC. Stay tuned as we hear that more businesses and giveback shopping days are still to come!

So do not delay! Start a team, join a team, or sign up as an individual. Register today at Making Strides of Southwest Florida | (acsevents.org) or by contacting your American Cancer Society at Sue.Olszak@cancer.org or 239-610-3032. Let’s make strides together for a world without breast cancer!

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