South Florida events help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research
Published: September 28, 2021
Whether virtual or in-person, October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month — is a time the community comes together to show support for those affected by breast cancer and to bring awareness to the disease.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is one organization that hosts a major fundraising event annually to support the cause. This year, the walk will take place at 8 a.m. on Oct. 23 at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale, while following CDC, state and local safety guidelines. Participants can register to join the walk as a team or individually at www.makingstrideswalk.org/browardfl. There are also fundraising options online for those who want to make a difference while keeping socially distant.
In Miami, the 2021 Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale More than Pink Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16 at Bayfront Park. The event begins with an opening ceremony followed by a 9:15 a.m. start time. On Oct. 23, the organization hosts a national “Walk Where You Are” campaign where people from across the country can participate from anywhere — a neighborhood sidewalk, track, trail or even a treadmill.
According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. The organization estimates that about 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States this year.