What Is Making Strides?

The American Cancer Society started Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks to unite communities in the fight against this deadly disease. Today, Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation – and we do more than just walk. 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.

Within Second Life we have “Strides Campaigns”. Strides campaigns is a “DIY” program where you can create a campaign of your own for unique communities within Second Life to fight breast cancer every October. Residents are invited to take part in an existing campaign that is displayed at the Strides building on the American Cancer Society campus, plan events of their own or just fight breast cancer by placing a kiosk or vendor where their friends, family, fans, or customers can support their fundraising efforts.

By uniting our communities and raising money, we can help the American Cancer Society fund breakthrough breast cancer research, provide free information and support, and help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it may be more treatable.