Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks unite communities behind the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives from breast cancer. Making Strides of Utica Presented by GPO Federal Credit Union reflects its own community, here's what you can expect at our event:
8:30 AM at the Masonic Care Community, 2150 Bleecker St, Utica
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.
9:45 AM in front of the main stage
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.
10 AM in front of the main stage
Be sure that your team is ready to go at least 15 minutes before your designated start time.
Where To Meet Your Team
Walk route: Please see the linked map for the walk route and water stations.
For Survivors And Caregivers
Survivor check-in: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM at the Survivors Tent
Survivors, check in when you arrive at the walk. Please fill out a paper registration form or sign up online.All survivors get a FREE t-shirt for being part of our walk! (Survivors who are not able to walk do not have to participate in the walk and are welcome to stay at the survivors tent)
The survivor area is a special area 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.
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:
The band, Hand Picked, will be playing throughout the morning and when the walk starts! Be sure to cheer them on and enjoy some great music!
American Martial Arts Studio will be doing a special 'Pink Belt' Demonstration with over 100 students in the kids tent around 11 AM. Watch them break boards, spar with swords and more!
Kids tent will be available and open beginnig at 9 AM. Characters from the 'Paw Patrol' TV show will be on hand, as well as the Utica Zoomobile and more! Stop in and check it all out!
The Photo Booth returns! Sponsored by Bassett Healthcare - stop in to the photo booth tent to get some great photos taken with your favorite team members.
Make your voice heard! Our mission booth will be looking to collect signatures on a couple important peititions for both New York State and the Federal Government concerning funding for breast cancer research. Be sure to sign the peitition and help us encourage our leaders to make breast cancer a priority!
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, apples and water. The walk concludes when the final walker crosses the finish line.
Maps: Download course maps here.
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 Utica Presented by GPO Federal Credit Union 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.
(315) 724-8126 ext 208
ATTN: Making Strides of Utica Presented by GPO Federal Credit Union
110 Lomond Ct
Utica, NY 13502
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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.
Join us. Donate today. Or walk with us.