NEW ORLEANS (press release) The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of New Orleans will be held Saturday, October 12 at the University of New Orleans, located at 2000 Lakeshore Drive, to unite communities, honor those touched by the disease, and raise awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer. Registration for the 3-mile walk begins at 8:00am and the walk is set to start at 9:00am.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of New Orleans is as unique as the Big Easy with performances by several dance krewes, including the Jailhouse Rockers, Crescent City Fae, and Femme Fatale Cherchez La Femme. It wouldn’t be a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event without honoring cancer survivors.  There will be a special Survivor tent dedicated just to them with refreshments and freebies inside.  There will also be several vendor booths at the event, including Superior Seafood with fresh oysters and Hooters with free wings.

“Because of the determination of Making Strides supporters, the American Cancer Society is there for people in every community affected by breast cancer, whether they’re currently dealing with a diagnosis, may face one in the future, or will avoid it altogether because of education and risk reduction,” said Whitney King, community development manager with the American Cancer Society. “At the event, communities embrace a bittersweet mix of purpose – celebrating survivorship and paying meaningful tributes to loved ones lost. From research to education, prevention to diagnosis and treatment to recovery, we provide support to everyone impacted by breast cancer.”

Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, with more than 1 million passionate participants supporting the noncompetitive walks each year. To learn more about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event and how you can become involved, visit MakingStridesWalk.org/NewOleansLA or contact Whitney King at NewOrleansLAStrides@cancer.org or (504) 833-4024.