The annual event which takes place all around the United States has officially started. Many of those who survived breast cancer gathered this week in downtown Montgomery to attend the kick-off event alongside their families and friends. This was an opportunity to show support for anyone who has been affected by this disease.
The head of the Making Strides campaign, Quenita Mitchell, has said that this event’s importance lies in raising recognition and awareness for breast cancer.
Mitchell has emphasized that the ultimate goal of The American Cancer Society is to have a cancer-free world. According to her, the fight begins with this event.
Mitchell has said that it starts with spreading awareness, fundraising on a local level, and educating ourselves and others on early detection.
Making Strides walk will this year take place on October 19. The starting point will be on the Water Street in Montgomery, at the Union Station Train Shed.
The participants can check in at 7:30 a.m. while the non-competitive walk starts one hour later.