Kickoff event held for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k Walk is coming up on Oct. 24, 2015. But before the big day, the American Cancer Society is hosting a kickoff event on Saturday, Aug. 29 to jump-start the fundraising campaign. The kickoff event is scheduled to begin at noon at the Parkway Ballroom in Chicago.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest networks of breast cancer events in the country. Nearly 300 communities are taking part. The non-competitive events raise money and awareness, and help the American Cancer Society in their fight against breast cancer.

Carrie Cihasky, senior manager of community events with the American Cancer Society, visited ABC7 to talk about the upcoming events.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Chicago Kickoff
Saturday, Aug. 29, noon-2:30 p.m.
Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. King Drive, Chicago
Admission/Ticket Prices: None
Deadline to register: None

Is this open to the public? Yes

Will people still be able to register/buy tickets/attend the morning of our segment? Where? Yes - no cost to register.

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