Club News - Taking Steps to Fight Breast Cancer
The American Cancer Society will sponsor a walk for breast cancer victims in the Detroit and Ann Arbor area. This event is called Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and it will bring hundreds of people together to raise money and awareness to fight breast cancer.
Team HFCC will be attending the Making Strides event. Michele Featherston, HFCC Staff member and Team HFCC captain, encourages everyone to get involved.
“This is a time when dedicated volunteers come together to show their support. Our team has contributed thousands of dollars to this cause and we continue to support it because everyone seems to know someone who had an experience with cancer,” said Featherston.
To get involved in this event, register as a team member online for either for the Detroit walk or the Ann Arbor walk. Detroit’s walk will be at Ford Field on October 13 and Ann Arbor’s walk will be at Washtenaw Community College on October 27. Both events are on Saturdays.
To register for Detroit’s walk, go to http:/www.makingstrideswalk.org/detroitmi. To register for the Ann Arbor walk, visit http:/www.makingstrideswalk.org/annarbormi. Registering is easy and simple. On either site, click the “sign up” button. There are three ways to join: To directly help Team HFCC, click “join an existing team” and look for “Team HFCC 2012.” Joining the college’s team isn’t required; joining as an individual or starting a team is optional.
The American Cancer Society is a voluntary health organization that is dedicated to the prevention and elimination of cancer. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk celebrates people who struggle with the disease and also educates and encourages people to join the fight. Both organizations are nationwide and Team HFCC has been involved with Making Strides for several years.
Participating in this event helps cancer victims everywhere. Walking is for any breast cancer victim who has survived the worst, still battling it with everything they’ve got, or unfortunately lost the fight. Walking is a way anyone can join the cause against cancer and celebrate the lives of those who have suffered the disease.