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Making Strides of Southwest MO

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Check-in: 8:00 a.m. Walk: 9:00 a.m.

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Hammons Field Plaza
955 E Trafficway St, Springfield, MO Map it

40 teams and 84 participants have raised $4,737

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

EARLY REGISTRATION WINNERS! Meet the Pink Defenders of Hope!

Pink Defenders


"Here is our team picture from our second year walking at Making Strides. Our team name and members changes each year- much like how cancer changes our lives.  As a team, we select a name each year and then design a team t-shirt for the walk.  The first year, we were team Boobilicious and the next year our team decided on Shades of Pink- as we felt shades of pink represented women of all ages affected by breast cancer. This year, our team has decided on Pink Defenders of Hope as our team name. We believe everyone can be a super hero in the fight against breast cancer and can support survivors and their families!"

~ Tonyha Sumners, Team Captain

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THANK YOU, SOUTHWEST MO! You raised more than $200,000 for your American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in 2015. Register TODAY for our 8th Annual Event on Saturday, October 22, 2016, so that we can all walk toggether- so that no one ever walks alone.  

 Thank you for your continued support!



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.

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 Southwest MO.

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 Pacesetter Making Strides Donor Deirdre Vest - $3,375.00
  2. Pink Powerhouse Karen Hale - $350.00
  3. Fabulous Fundraiser Making Strides Donor Wanda Simpkins - $150.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Team for Tricia - $3,790.00
  2. Imagine - $350.00
  3. Plant it Pink- Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri - $150.00

Top Companies:

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  1 -  American Cancer Society       ($35.00)
  2 -  Guaranty Bank       ($35.00)
  3 -  Zeta Tau Alpha       ($25.00)


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