Breast Cancer Walk

Breast Cancer Walk

Screen Shot 2014-11-02 at 12.44.34 AMOn Sunday October 26,2014 the Making Strides Breast Cancer walk was held at the Red Rock Casino. More than 3,000 showed up to do their part and donate for the cause.

Wearing pink tutus, tie-dyed shirts and holding posters for their loved ones, people made the 5k walk unforgettable. As soon as you arrived in the morning the first thing on the list was to sign in- but only if you could, since it was so packed! Then you had bagels and doughnuts as breakfast, and the walk commenced shortly after. The walk began at the parking lot, went through the Summerlin mall and ended at the parking lot once again. News crews followed the entire walk and  a special appearance by Zumba dancer Eva, all tied in to the importance of the walk.

In 1984 cancer survivor Margery Rath created the event to raise funds for this illness while raising awareness for it. From 200 participants in 1984 to +4,000 in 1993, the Making Strides walk has raised more than $460 million to benefit cancer research and patients. This walk not only serves as a fund raiser but it also serves as a way  to raise awareness for women all over.

Remember to join the next walk and participate with fundraising because “more walkers fundraising mean more survivors who will celebrate more birthdays.”