Los Angeles area residents plan to join together to help fight breast cancer and provide hope to people facing the disease at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Westchester Sunday, June 6th.

The noncompetitive three-kilometer walk aims to unite the community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate the public about reducing cancer risk, and raise money to fund lifesaving research and support programs to further the progress against this disease, event organizers said.

This inaugural event will begin at 8 a.m. June 6th at the Westchester Recreation Center, 7000 W. Manchester Ave. Pre-registration is not required and all individuals and teams are welcome.

“Almost everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way,” said Debbie Wright, American Cancer Society volunteer and event chairperson. “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer gives us the chance to celebrate those who have survived breast cancer and help ensure that future generations are not faced with this life-threatening disease. Making Strides truly demonstrates that hope starts with each and every one of us.”

The American Cancer Society uses Making Strides events as one opportunity to continue to provide up-to-date breast cancer information, advocate for all women to have access to breast cancer screening and treatments, and to provide services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer supports the American Cancer Society’s mission to fight cancer on all fronts: research, education, advocacy and patient services, organization officials said.

Since 1993, nearly six million walkers have raised more than $400 million across the nation. Last year alone, nearly 700,000 walkers across the country raised $60 million to save lives from breast cancer.

For more information on the walk, Adam Sloey at (310) 348-0356, or

www.cancer.org/stridesonline/.

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