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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer raises money for research, programs


October 11, 2017 | View PDF

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Community members walk through Xfinity Arena on Oct. 15, 2016, as part of last year's Making Strides of Snohomish County walk to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Snohomish County's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will return this year on Oct. 14 to provide funding and support to breast cancer survivors in the area.

The event from the American Cancer Society is a non-competitive 5K that helps to raise money for breast cancer research as well as local programs that provide support to breast cancer survivors.

There is also a timed race at the event for those who want to participate.

"We invite breast cancer survivors and those that want to support them to come together so we can share hope and remember those that have been lost," said Hannah Sladek, a community manager at the American Cancer Society.

This year's Making Strides for the county is at Willis Tucker Park at 6705 Puget Park Dr., Snohomish.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Individuals that want to participate can register online or the day of.

The event provides a community for breast cancer survivors as well.

"It is sometimes lonely going through a breast cancer diagnosis as well, and this just helps bring a lot of survivors together," said Sladek.

Sladek said that people also enjoy the walk.

"People like that it is a fun event," she said. "Everyone comes decked in their pink costumes, there's lots of pink tutus the day of."

This year's event is dog-friendly and will feature a dog costume contest as well.

To register or for more information about the walk go to


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