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Making Strides of Chittenden County

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Registration: 11:00 a.m. Walk: 1:00 p.m.

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Veterans Memorial Park
1642 Dorset St, South Burlington, VT Map it

81 teams and 673 participants have raised $218,891.63

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.

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The passion and support of our community was very evident on Sundayat the 9th Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Chittenden County.  The sea of pink at Veterans Memorial Park - it was an amazing sight to see!  

Some highlights from the day:


* Strides Store & Basket Raffle filled with goodies for all - the baskets were spectacular; and there was great PINK swag!

* Grab-N-Go Snacks - perfect snack and beverages to get you energized for the walk!

* Cheerleading squads - fabulous chants, dances, and stunts!

* The Survivor Tent... free massages, lots of snacks, goodie bags and shirts for all, and the survivor raffle!

* Jamie Lee Thurston - no words... the song chosen in honor of our Caregivers... absolutely breathtaking!

* Stage Emcee's Mike & Mary from Star 92.9 & Lauren from Local 22/Local 44 - they are always so fun!

* Williston Jazzercize - getting your heart rate up and ready to go!

* Electric Youth Dance - amazing young dancers - did you see their rendition of Thriller by Michael Jackson?

* Rosie Newton - beautiful soloist singing a couple of songs; as well as our National Anthem!

* Beautiful fall foliage along our 4.5 mile walk - did you get some Ben & Jerry's ice cream along the way?

* Face painting, photo ops, corn hole, hula hoops, and mask making in the Activity Tent - share your pictures with us!

* Survivor Ceremony... our survivors walking up to the stage, holding signs "I'm Here Because of You" - so inspiring!  And did you hear all their years of survivorship?!  Listening them share their triumphs... truly amazing. Congratulations to all of you!!

* Three of our sponsors were onsite to present checks to our event - it was very motivating to hear their reasons/personal stories as to why they support our event!  It was great to have them present and participating in our walk!

* The first ever THANK YOU BBQ - and a perfect afternoon to picnic in the park!  Hundreds of participants, sponsors, survivors, and volunteers came together to celebrate our successes this year!  It was wonderful to see just as many people at the end of our event as there was at the opening - sitting together with your teams and families, talking about your walk experience, celebrating your basket raffle wins... 

* HUGE shout out to my Event Leadership Team and all the volunteers that worked tirelessly to make this event so special!  You all are awesome; and I am so thankful for your time and dedication behind the scenes with planning, setting up on Saturday, and for being there the entire day on Sunday to support our participants - THANK YOU! 

We are working as fast as we can to get all the offline registrants signed up and get all your donations posted to you and your team - and we still have more fundraising events happening before the end of the month!  We are on the way to reaching our goals this year - these numbers are amazing!  I am so grateful to live in a community of such giving people; thank you ALL so very much for your support! 

On a final note, I hope to see you all at our Strides Wrap Up Celebration.  It has been a fantastic year - a year of new excitement and energy - and I am honored to have been a part of it with you!  However, for those of you that have not heard yet, next year I will be back to staffing only Relay For Life & Bark For Life of Chittenden & Franklin Counties.  I'm not going far; as I will still be a part of our Making Strides event, but only as Team Captain of The Jolley Cups.  I will be officially "passing the torch" to a new Community Manager that will be managing both Chittenden & Rutland County Strides events.  Please join me in welcoming Dave Carmichael at our Wrap Up!


Thursday, November 17, 2016

6:00pm - 7:00pm

American Cancer Society office

55 Day Lane, Williston

 Keep making strides in the fight against cancer - every single one of you is appreciated!  Together we can make a difference in so many lives in our community - so THANK YOU for being a part of it!







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If you are a survivor, or if you know a survivor, please help me spread the word to register for our event!

All Survivors are invited to visit our Survivor Tent for some extra special love!
(If you have not received your pass via email yet; please contact Jennifer at or at 872.6323)


JOIN ACS CAN TODAY - Help us reach our goal of 50 members!

For many, the American Cancer Society is a household name. However, fewer know about the Society’s advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), a dedicated group of volunteers who work with lawmakers at the state and federal level to help make the fight against cancer a legislative priority.  Looking forward to the 2017 legislative session, funding for investments in public health will remain a priority, and the many ACS CAN volunteers, advocates and survivors across Vermont are excited for new opportunities to fight cancer through public policy.  Click HERE for the ACS CAN membership form!

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*** NEW IN 2016 - FUNDRAISING APP! ***

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The app’s new features will allow you to:

• Ask for donations and send donation reminders viaSMS, email, Facebook or Twitter

• Easily and securely accept in-person credit card andcheck donations with your device’s camera

• Utilize PayPal for easy, no-card-needed fundraising

• Set and update your personal and team goals

• Share your page and keep everyone updated on yourprogress via Facebook, Twitter, email or SMS




 Designed to engage more men from our community with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer by recruiting community leaders determined to raise awareness for our event and the mission of the American Cancer Society

 Each candidate strives to reach a goal of raising $1500

 Each candidate commits to wearing pink every day during October

To get involved, or to learn more about this program, please contact

Jennifer Clark at 802.872.6323 or!

To donate to one of our candidates, please visit our Real Men Wear Pink Vermont website!

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The 2016 Incentive Prize for raising $500 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer!!

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Need some fun new ways to fundraise?  

Route Marker Signs 

(ask local businesses to sponsor a sign along our walking route - all money credited to you/your team!)

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(sell HOPE Cards at your office or place of business as a team fundraiser - the cards do come with a bar code for easy scanning at registers too!)

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(set a goal to collect donations for all the squares!)

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This year brings a new American Cancer Society Staff Partner, but NOT someone new to our event!  Please welcome Jennifer Clark; a breast cancer survivor, a participant of Strides since its inception in 2008, and a previous Event Chair of our Making Strides event!





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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 Chittenden County.

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.

Event sponsored by:

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Top Participants:

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Top Participants
  1. Making Strides Gold Pacesetter Melvin Quesnel - $11,215.00
  2. Making Strides Pacesetter Sue Smith - $4,592.00
  3. Making Strides Pacesetter Making Strides Donor Jennifer Clark - $4,570.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Making Strides Pacesetter Team! THE JOLLEY CUPS - $84,792.66
  2. Save Those Boobs - $11,215.00
  3. Pink Sqquadd - $6,935.00

Top Companies:

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  1 -  DEW Construction Corp.       ($1,130.00)
  2 -  Comcast Care       ($705.20)
  3 -  Chevrolet Dealerships       ($385.00)


Contact Jennifer Clark, ACS Staff Partner:

(802) 872-6323

or view Online Help