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Making Strides of Springfield

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Registration: 8:00 a.m. Walk: 9:00 a.m.

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Illinois State Fairgrounds
801 E Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL Map it

61 teams and 534 participants have raised $81,180.83

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.


Thank you for participating in the 2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event of Springfield. The event may be over but you can continue fundraising and turning in money until December 31st. All funds turned in prior to that date will qualify you for the incentive prizes below.

Incentive prizes


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It takes everyone to create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer – both women and men alike. In an effort to create a unique platform to invite men to show support for this important cause, the American Cancer Society is engaging and empowering male community leaders in the fight against breast cancer through the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Each Real Men Wear Pink candidate is charged with a fundraising challenge and competes to be the top fundraiser among the other candidates by the end of the campaign. 

The Real Men Wear Pink of Springfield, are a group of dedicated community leaders who are determined to help save lives from breast cancer by committing to raise awareness and funds to support our fight to end breast cancer through this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events. 

Learn more about each candidate and support them on their mission to help the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer by clicking here.


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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 Springfield.

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.

Sponsor our event
Our Making Strides walk offers a unique opportunity to reach passionate participants in our community. As a Making Strides sponsor, you will help support the American Cancer Society in working to create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer.


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.

Event Details

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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.

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Top Participants
  1. Making Strides Silver Pacesetter Making Strides Donor Cassie Burnett - $6,130.00
  2. Making Strides Pacesetter Making Strides Donor Teresa McElwee - $2,670.00
  3. Champion of Hope Tamra Holland - $1,950.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. The Bird's Buddies Against Breast Cancer - $10,876.69
  2. Foho's Bragade - $7,080.00
  3. Me & My BrEaST Friends - $3,610.00

Top Companies:

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  1 -  Walmart       ($1,000.00)
  2 -  Macy's       ($657.81)
  3 -  Dental Group of Springfield       ($600.00)


Contact Amanda German:

(404) 653-8087 ext. 88087

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