It's a sad statistic, but almost everyone is one degree away from cancer. In 2017, it is estimated that over 250,000 women will be diagnosed with an invasive breast cancer. This does not account for men, nor does it count non-invasive forms of cancer.
We have had several agents in our office who have won the breast cancer battle, so we understand the need for celebration and support. Therefore, we are a proud sponsor of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Green Bay!
Here are a few examples of how the American Cancer Society puts the funds raised to work:
Road to Recovery provides transportation to appointments.
Hope Lodge Communities provides lodging to patients.
Cancer Information to those seeking support, whether it's those recently diagnosed or families trying to cope. The hotline is operated 24/7.
Patient Navigators helped nearly 45,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients received guidance and overcame barriers to care in 2016.
Breast Cancer Research is a huge focus. The ACS is currently funding 160 grants related to breast cancer.
This year's event is the new Tailgate Village at Lambeau Field on Saturday, October 14th, starting at 7:30am. We would love to see the community the fight and participate in the walk! Visit MakingStridesWalk.org/GreenBayWI for more information or to sign up today! You can also visit their Facebook page to see the magnitude and the impact of this event.