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Annual breast cancer 5K set for Saturday

Teams are forming for the 2017 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of North Texas annual breast cancer 5K, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Trinity River Ronald Kirk pedestrian footbridge.

The walk, hosted by the American Cancer Society, is open to the public, and teams can register for free online at MakingStridesWalk.org/NorthTexas. The seventh annual North Texas event will begin with onstage activities at 8 a.m. and the walk at 9 a.m.

The American Cancer Society launched Making Strides Against Breast Cancer community walks in 1993 to increase awareness and generate funds to fight the disease. Since then, 10 million walkers have worked to collect more than $600 million. At the 2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, nearly 5,000 North Texas walkers raised more than $300,000.

According to the American Cancer Society, other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. Breast cancer is also  the second leading cause of cancer death. The American Cancer Society projects that this year in Texas, 17,060 new cases will be diagnosed and 2,830 will die from the disease.

For more information please call event manager Casey Miller at (817) 560-0626 or email northtexastxstrides@cancer.org

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