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Making Strides of St Louis

Saturday, October 24, 2015

9 a.m.

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Forest Park
1 Theatre Dr, Saint Louis, MO Map it

190 teams and 1,563 participants have raised $217,584.23

Total above may not reflect all participants, teams, and donations

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship- an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century.

You can help finish the fight against breast cancer by raising funds for and walking with American Cancer Society Making Strides of St Louis. Join more than one million people each year who are helping to end breast cancer.



 Because of you and your generosity,
Making Strides of St. Louis raised more than $230,000! 

We welcomed over 5,000 walkers from 200 teams participate in this celebratory event!

Lindenwood University         From the Main Stage


Congratulations & THANK YOU to our Teams, Pacesetters, Corporate Sponosors, Portraits of Hope, Real Men Wear Pink, vendors, volunteers and entertainment acts that truly made this year's event something special!


We are still receiving post walk donations until December 15th! If you have any cash or check donations to turn in, please mail them to: 

American Cancer Society
ATTN: Making Strides of St. Louis 
4207 Lindell Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO 63108

Note: Please include your team name and participant information so we can credit your team online! 


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2015 Portrait of Hope

  (In order from L to R) 

Kathy Bumeter 

Patty Schultz

Lottie Farahh

Beverly McKee

Chrissy Poertner








Join our fundraising challenge and become a Hope Maker.  Any participant who raises $500 or any Team Leader whose team raises $1,000 by NOVEMBER 7TH will receive an exclusive Making Strides “There’s No Place Like Hope” T-shirt.

Both online and offline donations count toward this challenge.

HOPE Maker Shirt 2015

2015 Making Strides of St. Louis PACESETTERS

Alisha Coon, Team: Jim Butler Auto Group

Alisha Coon Image

Jodi Browell & Barbara Bartelsmeyer, Team: J Walkers

Barbara & Jodi - 2015 Pacesetters

Mitch Baden, Team: Royal Banks of Missouri and a 2015 Real Men Wear Pink candidate

Mitch Baden RMWP

Justin Gevecker, Team: Lodging Hospitality Management and a member of the Hilton Ballpark staff and a 2015 Real Men Wear Pink candidate

Justin Gevecker - LHM

Ronda Salazar, Team: Tough Girls Fight Strong

Ronda Salazar - Pacesetter

Walter Reed, Team J Walkers & 2015 Real Men Wear Pink candidate

Walter Reed

Jennifer Younkins, Team: Younkins of Northwest High School 


Jennifer Younkins

Kathy Bumeter, Team: #KBStrong


Kathy Bumeter


2015 Making Strides of St. Louis Pacesetters Club!

Alisha, Barbara, Jodi, Justin, Mitch, Ronda, Walter, Kathy & Jennifer 


Introducing our list of 2015 Real Men Wear Pink of St. Louis!

Mitch Baden Royal Banks of Missouri  Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer 
Paul Brewer Retired  
Scott Bumeter Cottleville Fire District Captain, Firehouse 8724
Ken Clemons   Software Sales and Management Professional
Daryl Cole American Railcar Industries Manager-Quality Assurance & N.D.T.
Justin Gevecker LHM Properties  Assistant Front Office Manager
Mark Gloriod AON Risk Solutions Director, CSG Central Region Broking Leader
Ron Kohring IBEW Local 1455   Business Representative, IBEW Local 1455
David Lanter A & D Contracting  President
Rick Marquart Marquart's Landing in Washington MO Owner 
Rev. Steven Peebles Missouri American Water Construction Inspector
Walter Reed United States Transportation Command Logistic Management
Jon Renaud Aon   
Brad Schneider PF Changs  General Manager

Congrats to Justin Gevecker from LHM, Mitch Baden, from Royal Banks of Missouri, and Walter Reed of United States Transportation Command for for achieving 2015 Making Strides of St. Louis PACESETTER STATUS!

(see photos in our Pacesetter section) 


Thank you to the St. Louis Rams! 


2015 St. Louis Rams Thank you!             B St. Louis Rams

Thank you to the St. Louis Rams organization for supporting the American Cancer Society & the NFL: A Crucial Catch! We are thrilled to partner with you on such an important cause in the St. Louis community!

To date, this partnership has raised over $100,000 for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of St. Louis! To attend this years game on Sunday, October 25 against the Cleveland Browns, please check out the image below! 

2015 POH rams game  2014 & 2015 POH rams game

Why your participation matters
The American Cancer Society has been saving lives for more than a century. We won't stop until we finish the fight. Find out how we’re putting your dollars to work now - doing the most in every community to help those with breast cancer today and working tirelessly to find cures to end the disease tomorrow.


Volunteer at our event
Become a Making Strides volunteer! Our events would not be possible without dedicated volunteers donating their time and talent. Join the American Cancer Society volunteer family, and you will help us finish the fight against breast cancer.

Event Details

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At our Making Strides walk, you can embrace an inspiring mix of passion and purpose - exceptional courage of survivors, meaningful tributes to loved ones lost, and collective determination to raise funds to help finish the fight! Be sure to check often leading up to our event for important event-day details.

Event sponsored by:

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Top Participants:

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Top Participants
  1. Making Strides Pacesetter Making Strides Donor Alisha Coon - $8,526.62
  2. Making Strides Pacesetter Making Strides Donor Barbara and Bill Bartelsmeyer - $7,957.57
  3. Making Strides Pacesetter Making Strides Donor Jodi Browell - $3,860.10

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Jim Butler Auto Group - $19,066.07
  2. J Walkers - $15,908.12
  3. St. Louis Rams - $15,000.00

Top Companies:

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  1 -  Chevrolet Dealerships       ($19,066.07)
  2 -  St. Louis Rams       ($15,000.00)
  3 -  IBEW       ($8,790.59)


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(314) 286-8185

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