Chicago Breast Cancer Walk: American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer scheduled for October 16

(PRESS RELEASE) (WLS) – The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk returns with an edited in-person event on October 16 from Soldier Field. The event will open at 8 a.m. with the start of the march at 9 a.m. Online pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Funds raised through the Making Strides movement allow the American Cancer Society to serve breast cancer patients and their families where and when they need us most, even during a global pandemic.

-Cancer information and resources are always available at, and people can find information and support by calling our 24/7 cancer helpline and talking to a specialist information about cancer. Live chat and video chat options are also available.
-With a simple mobile app, newly diagnosed breast cancer patients can connect with trained breast cancer survivors for travel support – anywhere in the country.
-ACS-funded researchers are always in the lab looking for breakthrough treatments and clinical trials.
-Through our advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, advocates always work with national, state and local governments to lobby for policy changes that help cancer patients and their families.

When safe, Making Strides will bring communities together in person this fall, according to CDC, state and local health guidelines and regulations. “The safety and well-being of our volunteers, participants and staff will be our top priority and will guide our decision-making in each community,” said Daniela Enea, Business Development Manager for the American Cancer Society. “Attendees can expect reimagined itineraries and walking layouts to minimize gatherings and crowd sizes, staggered departure times, and additional security measures to ensure a safe and personalized experience.”

Important safety details will continue to be updated as the situation evolves and will be communicated to registered attendees prior to the day of the event. What’s more COVID-19 waiver will be required of all event attendees.

“As we look ahead, more determined and inspired than ever, we invite the Chicago community to join forces with the American Cancer Society – the national nonprofit leader in the fight against breast cancer. “said Enea. “Together, we will celebrate the survivors and the prosperous, fund the future of breast cancer research and programs, and ensure that all women and men have a fair and equitable opportunity to prevent, detect, to treat and survive breast cancer. “

To learn more about the Making Progress Against Breast Cancer event and how you can get involved, visit or contact:

Julie lorentz
[email protected]

Daniela enea
[email protected]

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The American Cancer Society is a local, global force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From cutting-edge research to free accommodation near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment and summoning powerful activists to raise awareness and make an impact, the Company is the only organization to tackle cancer from all angles. For more information, visit

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