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Making Strides of Chicago

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Registration: 8:00 a.m. Walk: 10:00 a.m.

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550 teams and 5,691 participants have raised $495,351.41

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.



‘Tis the Season


Give a thonPlease join us Wednesday, December 14th from 2pm – 5pm at

for a Facebook Live event. This 3 hour program will feature Cancer Patients & Survivorship Stories, Current Research Highlights, and ACS Program and Services Information along with special guest host, Blair Christian. 

Funds raised during this Give-A-Thon are necessary to continue to provide education, advocacy, service, and fund lifesaving research here in our community. To donate, please visit the website or phone number provided below. To further help us make this event a success, share this information with friends and family in hopes that they too will support our mission this Holiday Season. 

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Thank You for participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk.  We appreciate your help in making this year's event a tremendous success.  We are grateful for every step that you took and ever dollar that you raised for breast cancer patients and their families. Please continue to collect donations through December 31st.


 We'll be sharing our event day photos on our social medial channels.  Connect with us on Facebook ( and Twitter (#ChicagoMSABC).  Like and Share our photos and Tag us in yours.


 There are 2 easy ways to get your company involved with your commitment to helping ease the burden for cancer patients and their families. Ask your company if they do "Matching Gifts".  This means that they would donate a certain amount based on how much you raise for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. OR Find out if your company donates for employee volunteerism. If you are a Walmart or Sam's Club employee, they will allocate donations from the Walmart Foundation to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer by volunteering. Employees can receive as little as $250 for an individual and up to $5,000 for an event when at least 50 people volunteer for a combined 250 hours of service.


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We believe that everyone with breast cancer should have support.

That's why the American Cancer Society is so determined to be here for the survivors, the patients, the caregivers, and the millions saved through early detection.

Help raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research, life-saving education, and critical patient services by walking in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Making Strides of Chicago.

Get ready to join more than one million volunteers nationwide. When you sign up, fundraise, and participate in one of our noncompetitive, three- to five-mile walks, you will be there to support every person affected by breast cancer.

We walk to make sure that anyone touched by this disease has a hand to hold. So give us yours by taking the first steps in supporting this year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

You can start a team, or keep your team going. And keep raising awareness and donations.

Begin today! The sooner we start, the farther we'll go.

Join us now.

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Why your participation matters
The American Cancer Society has been saving lives for more than a century. And we will continue to lead every step of the way. Find out how we're putting your dollars to work now - doing the most in every community to be there for those on the frontline as we fight this disease.

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Volunteer at our event
You're just a quick step from volunteering to support the Making Strides walk! None of this would be possible without dedicated volunteers donating their time and talent. Walk with the American Cancer Society volunteer family, and you will help us to end the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer.

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View our walk details
At our Making Strides walk, you can share in 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.



#10DollaHolla Challenge


Ask EVERYONE you know to $10 Dolla Holla with you between now and August 30th. The participant with the most $10 donations during this time will win a $10 Dolla Holla prize package including: an overnight stay at the Sofitel Hotel, a $50 gift certificate for Flemings Steakhouse, and a special edition Making Strides Against Breast Cancer full zip fleece jacket. Here’s how:


1.      Make a 30 second video using your cellphone

2.      Say you’re doing a $10 Dolla Holla at breast cancer

3.      Ask your friends, family, and network to do the same

4.      Make your $10 donation:

5.      Share your video on social media using #10DollaHolla


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Top Participants:

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Top Participants
  1. Making Strides Gold Pacesetter Making Strides Donor Erin Henkel - $12,323.00
  2. Making Strides Silver Pacesetter Making Strides Donor Kathryn Hairston - $7,281.75
  3. Making Strides Silver Pacesetter Kenya Townsend - $6,547.25

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Making Strides Pacesetter Team! CHI-TOWN LINE DANCERS - $36,784.00
  2. Making Strides Pacesetter Team! Team MB - $30,973.05
  3. BP Goes Pink - $24,659.45

Top Companies:

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  1 -  MB Financial Bank       ($31,328.05)
  2 -  BP America       ($24,659.45)
  3 -  Deloitte Consulting LLP       ($10,887.59)


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