Event Details

Making Strides Kickoff Celebration


If you're thinking of starting a team, the Making Strides kickoff is a great opportunity to learn more. If you've already decided that you want to make a difference for those facing breast cancer, the kickoff will help you be the most successful team leader you can possibly be. Don't miss it.

 

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks unite communities behind the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives from breast cancer. Making Strides of Long Island reflects its own community, here's what you can expect at our event:

Pre-Registration

Registration is easy using the Home page to create your Society Account and sign in.  You can also register through the mobile app or at one of our Official Registration Destinations near you.

Check-In Opens

Check-In officially opens at 7AM - you can visit the Field 5 or West Bathhouse Check-In Tents

If you have registered online:

Check in is simple if you've already signed up online. You should have received an email with you check-in ID before the walk. Print it out and bring it to the check-in tent along with any donations on the day of the walk.

If you have not registered online:

Please come to the check-in area to complete a paper registration form. Turn in your completed form along with any donations.

 

 

Walk Start

At Jones Beach, participants can start the walk from any point on the boardwalk and still walk the entire route.  This ensures that you will finish your walk exactly where you parked.

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.

 

 

Jones Beach State Park-Field 5

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

 

For Survivors And Caregivers

Survivor check-in:

Survivors, check in at the Pink Survivor Tent when you arrive at Field 5. Please fill out a paper registration form or sign up online.

Survivor area:

The survivor area are special tents for survivors and the caregivers attending with them. We include both survivors and caregivers to make sure everyone is as comfortable as possible. You'll find important information about American Cancer Society programs and services geared specifically for you.

 

Entertainment

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:

Music from DJ

Feature: TBD

 

After The Walk

We all walk together, but our event is not a race. Stop whenever you want or need to. Visit one of three open consession stands for a hot drink and snack.  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 Long Island 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.

 

Katie Goepfrich

LongIslandNYStrides@cancer.org

(631) 300-3455

Local Office

ATTN: Making Strides of Long Island
75 Davids Dr
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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Purchase your outfit for your walk day and help raise money for Making Strides events around the country. Pink Shop proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society.

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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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