Event Details


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a 5K (3.2 mile) walk that unite communities behind the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives from breast cancer. Making Strides of Chicago reflects its own community, here's what you can expect at our event:

Check-In Opens

8:00 am

Travel and Transportation:

Spot Hero App:  Get discounted parking using the Spot Hero App and our code:  NOMORECANCER. Spot Hero will also donate $1 to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. 

Soldier Field: $20 parking is available at Waldron-Soldier Field. We have special parking for buses. Email us if you have a team bus.  Soldier Field has parking available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Waldron Parking Deck is located at 600 E Waldron Dr., Chicago, IL 60616.

CTA: Take the CTA Red, Orange, or Green line to the Roosevelt stop.

Bus: Walk west from the Roosevelt stop and take the Roosevelt and State Bus #146 to Soldier Field/Field Museum stop. Walk south to Soldier Field, Stadium Green.

Walking: Walk east from the Roosevelt stop approximately 1.2 miles to Soldier Field, Stadium Green.



Opening Ceremony

9:00 am

Hosted by ABC 7's Roz Varon

DJ by 4 Sure Entertainment

Zumba Warm-Up by Body By Geanai

Come together with survivors, caregivers, men and women from all walks of life who are passionate about saving lives from breast cancer. Celebrate your shared efforts. Inspire each other to carry on. And take comfort in the knowledge that because of your dedication, no one walks alone.



Walk Begins

10:00 am

Pacesetters and Survivors will begin to lead the walk, kicked off by our friends at ABC 7. Be sure that your team is ready to go at least 15 minutes before your designated start time. 


Where To Meet Your Team

Soldier Field Stadium Green

Walk route: Please see the linked map for the walk route and water stations.


For Survivors And Caregivers

Survivor check-in:

Survivors, check in when you arrive at the walk. Please fill out a paper registration form or sign up online.

Survivor area:

Hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha, the survivor area is a special area for survivors. Enjoy breakfast, goody bags, a survivor sash, and a survivor activity in this tent. You will also find important information about American Cancer Society programs and services geared specifically for you.

Caregiver area:

Rush University Health presents the 2017 Caregiver Tent. Complete with a photobooth and other goodies, we wish to create a fun enviroment for all caregivers and families that are in attendance. 


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events raise money for an important cause. But that doesn't mean they aren't meant to be fun. So don't miss the entertainment! Join us for the following:

  Zumba with Body by Geanai

Pink Costume Contest

Bounce Houses from The Jumper Store

DJ by 4 Sure Entertainment

Samples from Corner Bakery

Pink Hair Extensions and tattoos

Strides Boutique

Free 4x6 photos from the Big Pink Chair

Photo booth by Weight Watchers

Food Truck Vendors

Free gifts for Survivor

The MIX 101.9

After The Walk

We all walk together, but our event is not a race. Stop whenever you want or need to. You absolutely do not need to complete the entire walk if you are unable. Upon finishing the walk, please join us for entertainment and water. The walk concludes when the final walker crosses the finish line.

Maps: Download course maps here.

View the team leader kit.


Contact Us

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in its efforts to save lives from breast cancer.

To learn more about the Making Strides of Chicago or for other information, call us toll free at 1-800-227-2345. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also contact your local American Cancer Society office using the contact information provided below Monday through Friday during standard business hours.


Allyson Vaulx


(312) 279-7277

Local Office

ATTN: Making Strides of Chicago
225 N Michigan Ave Ste 1200
Chicago, IL 60601

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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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