ACS hosts 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walk in Virginia Beach

'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walk in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- The American Cancer Society is hosting its 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walk this weekend in Virginia Beach.

This year, more than 246,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer, including nearly 1,100 here in Virginia.

This weekend's walk is held in over 300 communities across the nation and aims to raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Organizers say anyone can participate in the event, as it is a non-competitive walk.

In 2015, the event raised over $60 million nationwide.

In addition, this year, the American Cancer Society has launched its new campaign: 'Real Men Wear Pink.' During the campaign, men wear pink to aid in raising money in their networks to support breast cancer research and programs.

The 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walk will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Mount Trashmore. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Walk-up registrations are welcomed as well.

To learn more about the walk, click here.


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