This year, I have had the privilege of being the Volunteer Lead for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The walk this year will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. in Bienville Square in Mobile, Alabama. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a 3.5 mile walk throughout downtown Mobile, Alabama where thousands of people will walk to celebrate and honor breast cancer survivors and caregivers. The walk not only celebrates survivors but also serves to educate the community about prevention and detection so as to help reduce the risk of breast cancer and to raise funds to help end breast cancer. Money raised at the event will fund research to help find a cure for breast cancer as well as provides information and help to those who are currently battling breast cancer.
As the volunteer lead, I am in charge of coordinating all of the volunteers that will help the day of the walk. I am tasked with recruiting, coordinating, and training volunteers for the event as well as volunteers who will help set up and clean up. Without volunteers, the walk could not happen! I am so grateful that so many people give their time to contribute to such a great cause.
As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, the far-reaching effects of breast cancer hit extremely close to home. It has been an honor to serve on the committee this year and I hope to continue to serve in the years to come. I have loved working with people who are passionate about saving lives from breast cancer. It is truly awe-inspiring to see thousands of people walking together in unity to celebrate those who fight breast cancer, honor loved ones gone too soon, and raise awareness for a disease which impacts far too many lives. For more information on the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, please visit MakingStridesWalk.org/mobileal or contact me at [email protected]