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Topinka kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Admin On October - 9 - 2013

Comptroller ‘making strides’ with American Cancer Society

CHICAGO, IL­ – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka joined the American Cancer Society, survivors and volunteers Tuesday at the James R. Thompson Center to kickoff Breast Cancer Awareness Month and promote the Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks.

Topinka encouraged Illinois residents to sign-up for one of 16 walks around the state, and thanked the American Cancer Society for uniting communities by honoring breast cancer survivors, increasing awareness and raising money to find a cure.

“In just one morning, participants can make a difference that will affect thousands of people for a lifetime,” Topinka said. “These walks help fund American Cancer Society programs that treat cancer patients and assist their families in every part of the state.”

Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. The American Cancer Society hosts fundraising events in nearly 300 communities nationwide, including on October 26 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Comptroller’s Office will participate in that walk for the third consecutive year.

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight Illinois women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer unites us to walk together as the most powerful force to end breast cancer,” said Nancy Yaw, Executive Vice President and Lakeshore Division Operating Officer, American Cancer Society. “When you join Making Strides, you are supporting the world’s leader in the fight to end breast cancer. The money you raise helps the Cancer Society do the most for people with breast cancer today to end the disease tomorrow.”

For more information about the Annual Making Stride Breast Cancer walks or to register, visit makingstrideswalk.org/chicagoil or call 312-279-7376.

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