CHICAGO (WLS) --The American Cancer Society invites everyone to attend the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Chicago Walk (www.makingstrideswalk.org/chicagoil). It's happening Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Soldier Field. The noncompetitive, inspirational walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Opening ceremony emcees from Making Strides TV media ABC 7 News, traffic/transportation anchor Roz Varon, a breast cancer survivor, and news co-anchor Judy Hsu will start off the event with live music, entertainment and activities.
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2016 an estimated 246,660 women and 2,600 men in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,450 women and 400 men will die from the disease this year. This year's Making Strides Chicago event also will recognize the inaugural group of Real Men Wear Pink, who are wearing pink every day in October and raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research and American Cancer Society programs and services.
Since 1993, more than 12 million American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer supporters have raised more than $750 million nationwide. Last year, more than 22,000 walkers at eight Making Strides events in Chicagoland helped to raise more than $1.7 million. ABC 7's Roz Varon met with survivors and members of the American Cancer Society live at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.
Event: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Chicago
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Address: Soldier Field, 1410 S Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL
Admission: Free and open to the public.
Those unable to attend the event visiting cancer.org and/or calling 1-800-227-2345 for information about cancer, volunteering with the American Cancer Society, and much more.