American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk set Oct. 12

The American Cancer Society’s fourth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Lycoming County 5K walk will take place Oct. 12, in Indian Park, 617 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10.

There is no fee for teams to enter and no limit to the number of people per team. Those who are interested in signing up may do so at

“We invite the entire community to participate in this year’s walk. Unfortunately, nearly everyone has been touched by breast cancer. We must do everything possible to raise the much needed funds to be one step closer to finding a cure,” said 2013 Chair Kimberlee Williams, of Hughesville.

Hundreds of Lycoming County residents, breast cancer survivors, and business and community members will wear pink at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk to fight breast cancer and provide hope to all people facing the disease.

New this year, the walk will feature vendor tables from local home-based businesses that have agreed to donate a portion of their sales during walk day to Making Strides.

Participating vendors include Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, 31, Origami Owl, It Works, Jennifer Engel Designs, Carr’s Homemade Candles, Scentsy and Silpada.

Also during this year’s walk, Sweet Frog will bring its mascots Cookie and Scoop in the Pink Frog Mobile and Centre Concrete will again provide its pink concrete truck. DeWald Chiropractic also will do free spinal screenings at the event.

This noncompetitive, fundraising event will unite the community in celebrating breast cancer survivors, educating men and women about the importance of early detection and prevention, and raising money to fund lifesaving research and supporting programs that will further the progress to cure this disease, according to Dana Borick Brigandi, public relations chair for the event.

Over time, the American Cancer Society has invested more in breast cancer research than any other voluntary public health organization.

Since 1972, it has invested nearly $323 million in breast cancer research grants, resulting in many of today’s breast cancer treatments.

“More than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors will celebrate another birthday this year, thanks in part to the dollars raised by supporters like you,” said Theresa Ledney, income development manager for the American Cancer Society.

For more information or to sign up for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk, visit www.making, find the walk on Facebook or call Ledney at 814-234-1023, ext. 65338.