Making Strides Against Breast Cancer North Conway, NH on Sunday, October 17, 2010

Making Strides is more than a walk – it’s a fundraising event. The dollars raised through Making Strides help the American Cancer Society continue its work of helping people get well, stay well, find cures and fight back against breast cancer, and we can’t do it without your donations or participation. Last year Making Strides raised $60 million and it happened one $10, $25 and $50 donation at a time. So give what you can – donate, volunteer, join a team – and know that you’re helping save lives!

Here’s how:

Go to http://makingstrides.acsevents.org

Click “Find event” tab

Search zip code 03860 for North Conway

Click link to go to your event information!

Making Strides walks are non-competitive and three to five miles in length. Since 1993, nearly six million walkers have raised more than $400 million. North Country Dental has formed a team to participate in the North Conway walk – help us help others by your donation of time or money. Every little bit helps!

History of Making Strides:

In 1984, Massachusetts cancer survivor Margery “Margie” Gould Rath wanted to find a way to celebrate fellow cancer survivors by raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Working with a committee of fellow cancer survivors and other volunteers, she created a “move-along-a-thon” called Making Strides Against Cancer to bring people of all abilities together in an event to move the fight against cancer forward. The first event, held in Boston, drew 200 participants and became a yearly event in the city. In September 1993, the event officially became known as the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, attracting 4,000 walkers at events in Boston and Manchester, New Hampshire; inspired nearly 6 million walkers to participate in Making Strides events in more than 145 communities across the country; raised more than $400 million to fight breast cancer; and in 2009 alone, collected $60 million through the efforts of nearly 700,000 walkers across the country to save lives from breast cancer.

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