ACS’ breakfast kicks off fundraising season for breast cancer

Borough president Ruben Diaz, Jr. speaks at last year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Orchard Beach. This year’s walk will be promoted at the ACS breakfast.
Photo courtesy of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

A national organization is holding a local breakfast for a great cause – to finish the fight against breast cancer.

On Wednesday, August 5, the American Cancer Society will hold the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Official Kickoff Breakfast at Villa Barone Manor, 737 Throgs Neck Expressway, to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer.

The breakfast and networking portion of the event will start at 7:30 a.m., followed by the event which will run from 8 to 9 a.m.

At this powerful get together, attendees will unite with others in their community who have been touched by breast cancer and want to make a difference.

They will also learn about ACS and find out how little time and effort it actually takes to join the organization and help fund groundbreaking research, provide comprehensive information and support and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

“The Kickoff Breakfast will see team leaders, fundraising organizations and others come together and pledge their commitment against a great cause in breast cancer,” said Lizzette Dorado, senior market manager of ACS.

“This is one of the most inspirational events I’ve been to, where those in attendance who may not know a lot about breast cancer can receive first hand information directly from fundraisers and survivors, and where survivors can connect with other survivors about their experiences,” she added.

“This is a very inspirational and positive event, and it’s an event that is very important to us,” Dorado said.

At the one-hour breakfast, which kicks off the fundraising season, ACS will also announce its upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, an annual three-mile walk that takes place at Orchard Beach for breast cancer survivors, advocates and fundraisers.

The sponsors for this year’s walk include Montefiore Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital, Jacobi Medical Center, North Central Bronx Hospital, United Federation of Teachers and Health and Hospital Corporation, among others.

The breakfast will also introduce the new ACS community manager, Marlene Medina, who will be organizing this year’s walk.

This year, the walk will take place on Sunday, October 18, and will also include live entertainment.

Registration will take place at 8 a.m., followed by the walk kickoff at 10 a.m.

To RSVP to this event call (718) 547-5064 or BronxNYStrides@cancer.org.

Reach Reporter Steven Goodstein at (718) 260-4599. E-mail him at sgoodstein@cnglocal.com.

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