Defeating breast cancer is important to each of us who are part of the Out Shop Cancer event team. We would like to share our stories about why this is important to us – and invite you to join the fight as well!
“My first close encounter with cancer was when I was 16 years old and my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was one of her caregivers. Her grace and strength left a lasting impression on me. I have had so many… too many… friends and family members attacked by breast cancer. My best way of fighting back is to help raise awareness about how common breast cancer is – cancer does not discriminate – and support the American Cancer Society’s goal of raising funds for more research for better treatments and to continue the programs and services that help so many breast cancer survivors and their caregivers. I also fill the role of an advocate by sharing information on screenings and how important it is to know your own body and take control of your health. Your continued support of Making Strides and the American Cancer Society helps so many in ways you can never imagine. Thank you for being part of the fight with me!”
“Why do i Stride you ask. Easy. Volunteering with Strides and Out Shop gives me the chance to help another Survivor or Caregiver. You get to build bonds with those that need support more than ever. You get to build a family, to support each other, whether it be laughing, crying, screaming, venting, or just sitting in silence. I Stride to make a difference in someone’s life, not just my own. I Stride to help find a cure, to fight this evil beast until the end!”
“I am part of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer because I am a breast cancer survivor and I believe we can do so much working together for a better outcome against cancer.
“We raise money to help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide patient services like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near treatment, and a live 24/7 cancer helpline. But we can’t do any of this without the help of people like you.”
“Volunteering with Making Strides offers me a way to give back to my immediate SL and extended RL communities by donating my time and services to support outreach efforts for the American Cancer Society (ACS). I have been touched by the many people I have met who told me their personal stories about diagnosis, treatment, and recovery efforts. Working with the ACS and Strides is a privilege to support and honor those who have struggled with their own or loved one’s medical challenges.”
“Working with Strides means coming together as a team, it means that we are going to fight and not let Breast Cancer win! #Together we are Stronger”
“I’m helping with Making Strides because as a cancer survivor, I understand the importance of cancer research and finding a cure.”