Making Strides of Gainesville

Gracefully fighting for a cure


Why I am Making Strides

"Breast Cancer Survivor"

Hello to my family and dear friends

Each year over 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Over 40,000 women will die this year from breast cancer. Since I was first diagnosed, I have had three of my friends that have been diagnosed as well. This is a cause that is very dear to my heart. The statics show that 1 in 7 women will be diagnosed with this terrible disease. Unfortunately most of us will personally have someone in our family or one of our friends diagnosed with this terrible disease. Since I was diagnosed, my life will never be the same. I will fight to help to make a difference.

Thru your donations, 18,000 nights of free lodging is given to those traveling to get treatments, more than 19,000 people are given rides to and from the doctor appointments that can't make it themselves, over 34,000 people are answering phones and giving support to those that need it or just have questions.

Let's fight together to find a cure. Let’s start early. Please mark your calendars. I would love to have you on my team again this year “GRACEFULLY FIGHTING FOR A CURE” to help raise money for the cause. The walk for 2018 is October 20th, 2018. Same place as last year, downtown in front of the Hippodrome. Event starts at 7:30 for check in, opening ceremonies at 8:00 am and walk starts at 9:00am. If you can not walk with us please consider making a donation. Every dollar will get us closer to a cure.



Cynthia Grace


Proud to be a 2016 & 2017 "Pacesetter" 

'Why I walk"

I have always been very proactive when it comes to my breast health. My mother died of breast cancer at age 51. There were seven sisters  and five of the seven that have had breast cancer. So this was always in the back of my mind. I started getting regular mammograms at the age of 30, some times semi annual. I had my regular annual mammogram December 2014, it was clear and I thought I was good to go for another year. In April 2015 I had chest pains, just figured that I pulled a muscle. By end of May I thought, ok something is wrong. I had a regular doctor appointment 6/10/15. I went straight from my doctor's office to get an ultra sound and mammogram ad from there to get a biopsy. The whirlwind started. I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer stage 3B. What a shock. Especially since I had a clear mammogram in December-just five months prior. Know your body. I knew something was wrong. I started chemotherapy immediately. Next step a mastectomy, then on to radiation for 7 weeks everyday. I have had a total of seven operations, one more to go. BUT I am alive and fighting the battle. Let's stand together to find a cure. Some great strides have been made, we just need more. In my very close circle of friends it is shocking how many of us have fought the battle. Let's walk together to find a cure.

Chemotherapy, radiation and numerous surgeries all take such a tole on your body and soul. First, I had such a great support system with my husband and my circle of friends. We really need research so that the women of our future, our daughters, grand daughters and friends do not have to go thru all this trauma.Welcome to our Team Page! Almost everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way, so we've decided to make a difference by walking and raising money in our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

The donations our team raises will enable investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research as well as provide free information and services for those diagnosed with the disease. More than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors will celebrate another birthday this year!
Why We Support the American Cancer Society

Saving lives from breast cancer starts one team, one walker, and one dollar at a time. We know that the American Cancer Society is the leader in the fight to end breast cancer. We know that supporting them will ensure that if you need someone to talk to anytime of the day or night, they’ll be there. If your friend is losing her hair from chemo, your mother needs a ride to treatment, or a loved one needs a place to stay when treatment is far from home, they will be there to help.

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

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We’ve raised $200
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Our Event

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Why We Support
American Cancer Society by Making Strides

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  1. Edward Grace$100
  2. Jennifer Lechner$50
  3. Krista Kesselring$50
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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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