Central Minnesota’s largest breast cancer fundraiser returns Oct. 17 to St. Cloud State’s Halenbeck Fieldhouse.
The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central Minnesota has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for breast cancer research and programs. In 2014, nearly 1,500 local walkers raised $87,000. View a photo video from the 2014 walk.
The walk is a celebration of survivorship and an expression of shared determination that this will be breast cancer’s last century. Since 1993, more than 11 million walkers have raised more than $685 million. The society’s 2015 breast cancer estimates: 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,290 deaths.
Registration is 7:30 a.m. in the field house at Halenbeck Hall. Opening ceremony is 8:30 a.m. The three-mile, non-competitive walk begins at 9 a.m. Share your images using the #PinkWarriors and #MoreBirthday hashtags.
Corie Beckermann ’98 ’02, director of Student Health Services, coordinates St. Cloud State’s sponsorship and management of the walk. Professor Teresa Heck’s HLTH 425 Community Health Event Planning students attend to myriad walk details.
Nationally, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about one in eight.