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Walkers Make Strides Against Breast Cancer Sunday at Downtown Park

The annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, organized by the American Cancer Society,

Walkers will honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness this weekend at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Bellevue Downtown Park.

The walk and celebration starts at 8 a.m. Sunday at Bellevue Downtown Park.

According to the event website, so far the event has raised more than $134,000. Activities include vendors, a photo booth, and kids activities before the walk.

According to its website, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk raises awareness about steps we can take to reduce our risk of getting breast cancer, and raises money for the American Cancer Society. The money supports breast cancer research, information and services, and pays for access to mammograms for women who need them.

According to the American Cancer Society, wince Making Strides began 20 years ago, breast cancer death rates have declined more than 32 percent.

Among the participants will be members of the Team 751 Machinists at Boeing. Writer Bryan Corliss wrote:

Individuals can make donations at Team 751′s page on the Making Strides event website or with any member of the Women’s Committee atMachinists Union District Lodge 751.

Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society to help fund breast cancer research and provide mammograms for women who need them.

Team 751′s participation in the walk is part of an effort by the union’s Women’s Committee to promote breast cancer awareness during October.

“Great strides have been made to ensure that more birthdays are celebrated each year,” said committee Chairwoman Grace Holland. “But the battle is not over.”

To find out more, go to the event website on the American Cancer Society events page.

Event Information

TIMELINE

8 a.m. Registration begins – offline registration, donation drop, T-shirt pick up (please see T-shirt policy below)

8:40 a.m. ZUMBA with Rosie followed by opening ceremony featuring Michelle Millman - Kiro 7, Maya – Warm 106.9, Dr. Richard Clarefeld – Breast Cancer Surgeon Overlake Hospital, and Chuck De Gooyer – American Cancer Society Great West Division CEO

9 a.m. 5k Walk begins

11 a.m. Walk Concludes

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