Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming up – what have you got up your sleeve?
The Tennessee Titans lead the 2017 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick Off Breakfast last August 23, 2017. In partnership with the American Cancer Society, this event is the start of month long activities all in the name of finding an end to this dreaded disease.
Making Strides is a nationwide initiative that raises awareness about breast cancer. Their main goal is to fund research that could potentially see no man or woman ever fear a diagnosis. Making Strides also offers support to survivors, ensuring those who are fighting for their lives get the support they need.
Since its inception in 1993, Making Strides have helped raise over $750 million for the cause with the help of their 12 mission warriors. In 2016, the state of Tennessee raised more than $900,000 with 33,000 walkers taking a stand.
The Tennessee Titans hope to get more people on board this year. The kick-off serves as an invitation to those who want to join the pink brigade. Good job on using your fame for others, team!
The culminating activity will be held on October 21st at the world-renowned Nissan Stadium in Nashville. About a thousand warriors are expected to join in and make a stand against breast cancer.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to witness a sea of pink?
“We are surrounded by a sea of pink, but underneath that pink are a lot of battle scars and a lot of stories. We are here to support all of those ladies who are in the audience today and to kick off the Making Strides season.” – Debbie Thomas, the American Cancer Society.
Everyone has a story to tell about breast cancer. There is 1 in 8 chance that a woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime in the United States. The Tennessee Titans have the means and the audience to bring breast cancer into the light. Therefore, team’s support ensures that more lives can be saved by awareness and research.
Making Strides is happening all over the country in preparation for the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Remember, everyone can make a difference in the lives of others. Learn how you can join an event near you by visiting the American Cancer Society.