Making Strides of Gainesville

Focus on Family

Come Walk With Us!

Cancer has touched all of us, in one way or another. We all know or have known someone affected - be it a family member, friend, co-worker or an acquaintance.

We’ve always been a close-knit family, always been there for each other. We often ask ourselves, “Why we do the things we do?” “What is in it for us?” The truth is we do this for our family, our friends, our acquaintances, and our fellow man. We do these things in the hope that one day there will either be a cure or no such thing as cancer (we can hope). As siblings, we often talk about leaving a legacy for our loved ones; and this is one we definitely want to make a lasting impression; the legacy to survive, the legacy to fight for life.

Our family started participating in the strides against breast cancer activities after their experiences with various forms of cancer i.e., breast, colon, lung, pancreas, brain, and others. The journey started out as personal testimonies with individual walks in the strides against Cancer. It has grown into “We can do more by rallying our family and friends in forming a team FOCUS on FAMILY”. Our first year, we didn’t do any fundraising, but made a donation. The 2nd year, our team stepped out on faith and raised approximately $1500. This year we would like to continue that pace and continue to make strides toward the fight to find a cure. Our hope is to exceed last year’s efforts.

So we solicit your moral and financial support in our fight against cancer. Come join our Focus on Family team as we walk to help raise funds to find a cure on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Downtown Gainesville, FL. Registration begins at 7:30 am. Focus on Family fundraising bracelets and T-shirts are available for purchase.

Join us and together we will walk for a world without breast cancer.

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Focus on Family - Join Team Raised
Fabulous Fundraiser Pat Kyler $100.00
Evelyn Nealy $0.00
Torik Davis $0.00
Amber Freeland $0.00
Maurice Freeland $0.00
Wendy Freeland $0.00
Katie Hicks $0.00
Katie Hicks $0.00
Latoynia Hicks $0.00
Carl Ivery $0.00
Chris Ivery $0.00
Lamont Ivery $0.00
Reginald Ivery $0.00
Terry Ivery $0.00
Sarah Kyler $0.00
DeBorah Lamb $0.00
Jakorian Lamb $0.00
Kimberly Lamb $0.00
Kyler Lamb $0.00
Michael Lamb $0.00
Dominique McDuffie $0.00
Iyanna McDuffie $0.00
Sakinah McDuffie $0.00
Tyasia McDuffie $0.00
Nadirah Nesfield $0.00
Tyler Oliver $0.00
Team Gifts $1,935.06
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Focus on Family

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#14 out of 153 teams

Our Event

Gainesville
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Why We Support
American Cancer Society by Making Strides

Come Walk With Us!

Cancer has touched all of us, in one way or another. We all know or have known someone affected - be it a family member, friend, co-worker or an acquaintance.

We’ve always been a close-knit family, always been there for each other. We often ask ourselves, “Why we do the things we do?” “What is in it for us?” The truth is we do this for our family, our friends, our acquaintances, and our fellow man. We do these things in the hope that one day there will either be a cure or no such thing as cancer (we can hope). As siblings, we often talk about leaving a legacy for our loved ones; and this is one we definitely want to make a lasting impression; the legacy to survive, the legacy to fight for life.

Our family started participating in the strides against breast cancer activities after their experiences with various forms of cancer i.e., breast, colon, lung, pancreas, brain, and others. The journey started out as personal testimonies with individual walks in the strides against Cancer. It has grown into “We can do more by rallying our family and friends in forming a team FOCUS on FAMILY”. Our first year, we didn’t do any fundraising, but made a donation. The 2nd year, our team stepped out on faith and raised approximately $1500. This year we would like to continue that pace and continue to make strides toward the fight to find a cure. Our hope is to exceed last year’s efforts.

So we solicit your moral and financial support in our fight against cancer. Come join our Focus on Family team as we walk to help raise funds to find a cure on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Downtown Gainesville, FL. Registration begins at 7:30 am. Focus on Family fundraising bracelets and T-shirts are available for purchase.

Join us and together we will walk for a world without breast cancer.

Feel free to read our stories:

Team Members

Thank You Donors

  1. From Amount
Top Donors
  1. DeVonia Andrew$100
  2. Focus on Family$1,925.06
  3. Focus on Family Team Money$10
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How You're Helping
Save Lives From Breast Cancer

Thanks to the support of so many, the American Cancer Society is there for everyone in every community touched by breast cancer. Including those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face diagnosis in the future, and those who may avoid a diagnosis altogether thanks to education and risk reduction.

invested in breast
cancer grants

$ 74 million

patient service
requests fulfilled

75 thousand

one-to-one support
services provided to
breast cancer patients

11 thousand
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Welcome to our Team Page. We’ve formed a team because this cause is important to us. We want to help. And walking and raising money in our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is the best way we can do that. We all have different reasons for participating but we share a determination to help save lives from breast cancer.

There are so many ways that the money our team raises helps. It’s helping fund innovative research. It’s providing free information for people dealing with the disease. It’s providing rides to treatment and places to stay for people who have to seek treatment far from home. In short, our money is helping save lives. Consider donating to our team and helping advance the cause.

How We Support the American Cancer Society

Of course we walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. And we solicit donations from family, friends, and other supporters. But we also schedule fundraisers in lead-up to the big event. Bake-sales, car washes, and countless other types of events. And we promote those on social media, through Facebook and Twitter, by word of mouth, and through flyers at work and around the neighborhood. The success of fundraising events depends on two things - hard work and getting the word out. And we're out to do both. Keep an eye out for our fundraising events.

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