PHOTO: Courtesy American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society turns 100 this year, and Sacramento area residents will be among the 20,000 expected to participate locally in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® 5K fundraising walk on Oct. 20 in Sacramento.

This event will help the Society finish the fight against breast cancer. The walks, in nearly 300 communities, help to raise $60 million dollars for the American Cancer Society each year to save lives from breast cancer. The dollars raised fund groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat and cure breast cancer; ensure access to mammograms for women who need them; and provide free resources and support to the one in two newly diagnosed women who turn to the Society for help and support, including transportation and lodging during treatment.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer takes place on Oct. 20, 2013, at the West Steps of the State Capitol. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a rolling start at 8.a.m. Visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/sacramento for more information or to register. To learn more about breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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