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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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1410 S Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL Map it

322 teams and 1,271 participants have raised $125,727.74

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.

  Matching Gifts or Volunteering for Donations

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.


5 Things in 50 Seconds 

Weekly Walk Day Updates 

1. T-Shirts: The deadline to order customized team shirts is September 27. Click HERE!

2. Team Meeting Places: There will be a lot of people at Soldier Field on walk day.  Some great low traffic meeting places include:  near registration area 2 or 3 (most people will come through Registration 1- off Waldron Drive) OR near the Finish Line OR near the Kids Tent OR near the Water Tent. 

3. Parking: Get discounted parking using the Spot Hero App and our code:  FIGHTCANCER. Spot Hero will also donate $1 to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer OR $20 parking is available at Waldron-Soldier Field. We have special parking for buses. Email us if you have a team bus.  

4. Registration: On the day of the event, every walk participant must have a wristband to confirm that you have registered and completed our waiver.  Wristbands can be received when you check on walk day or at one of our pick up day, which will be posted here on September 27th. For children ages, 5 and up, complete the registration form HERE and bring on walk day with parent/guardian signature. 

5Challenge Alert: Did you know that with only $48, you help provide 5 rides to and from treatment for cancer patients? To acknowledge the impact of such a small gift, we’re challenging you to raise at least $48 in 48 Hours between noon, Tues, Sep. 20th and noon Thur., Sep. 22nd.   And for the top 5 who meet the challenge, we have a Pink Baseball Cap and 2 tickets to Medieval Times. Are you in? (The winners are: Emily Phillips, Alan Salzenstein, Evelyn Wachal, Marisol Soto, and Anne Lombaer). Stay tuned for the next challenge!


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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 Pacesetter Making Strides Donor Melissa Vu - $4,344.25
  2. Making Strides Pacesetter Erin Henkel - $2,750.00
  3. Making Strides Pacesetter Making Strides Donor Evelyn Wachal - $2,725.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Team MB - $8,080.00
  2. CHI-TOWN LINE DANCERS - $7,045.00
  3. Combined Insurance - $4,889.25

Top Companies:

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  1 -  MB Financial Bank       ($8,365.00)
  2 -  Combined Insurance       ($4,889.25)
  3 -  Deloitte Consulting LLP       ($4,257.59)


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