Lincoln Stars Partner with American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Awareness Night

The Lincoln Stars and the American Cancer Society are pleased to announce their partnership for the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Night”, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, at the Ice Box on Saturday, November 12, 2011 when the Stars host the Omaha Lancers. The Stars will wear specially-designed pink-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off immediately following the game. Proceeds from the sale of the jerseys will benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS).

“We are thrilled to partner with the Lincoln Stars again in 2011,” commented Mike Lefler, Director of Communications for the American Cancer Society. “The Stars have been among our biggest supporters for several years and this is certainly an event that ACS constituents have come to look forward to each season. This partnership is one of the most unique and beneficial we’ve been a part of and we are grateful to have the Stars organization and its fans be supportive in the fight against cancer here in Nebraska.”

 T-shirts will also be sold at the games leading up to the event night. T-shirts will only be available at Fan Services and will be sold for $10 each with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit ACS.

Lincoln Residents Raise More Than $215,000 in Fight Against Breast Cancer

On Sunday, nearly six-thousand Lincoln residents joined together at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walk to help create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. The Society is encouraging women to choose to put their personal breast health first to stay well and reduce their risk of breast cancer. This noncompetitive event united the entire community to celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate people about how to reduce their breast cancer risk or find the disease early, and raise funds to end the disease. The event raised an estimated $215,000 to support the Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back against breast cancer.

“We are extremely pleased with the support received this year from Lincoln and surrounding communities,” commented Randall Jantzen, the American Cancer Society’s event manager for the 2011 Making Strides walk.  “Each year, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer seems to gain participants and in turn, makes a greater impact on our community in the fight against breast cancer.  The dollars raised through Making Strides will help the American Cancer Society save lives and create more birthdays for mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, friends and neighbors right here in Nebraska.”

This year, Lincoln’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk was one of more than 200 held across the country.  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer supports the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to fight cancer on all fronts and save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or finding it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking research and by fighting back by encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. Over time, the Society has invested more in breast cancer research than any other voluntary public health organization, spending more on breast cancer research and investing more than $418.7 million in breast cancer research grants since 1971. As a result, more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors will celebrate a birthday this year.

Sponsors of this year’s Lincoln Making Strides event include: Bryan LGH Health System, Schneider Electric, Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center and St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center.

It is not too late to make a donation to Lincoln’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Visit http://www.makingstrideslincoln.org to help the Society continue making strides and saving lives. For more information about breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org/stridesonline.

 

For more pictures of the event, please go to our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/American-Cancer-Society-Nebraska-Region/133787466690637

Thousands Turn Out to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer


MSABC_2010_2.jpgOn Sunday, October 17th, thousands of Lincoln residents joined together at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® 5K walk to help create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. This noncompetitive event united the entire community to celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate people about how to reduce their breast cancer risk or find the disease early, and raise funds to end the disease. The event and the dollars raised from it support the Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back against breast cancer.

While the for-profit sector saw declining demand for products and services in the economic downturn, the opposite was true for organizations like the American Cancer Society who saw demand for their patient services increase in the past year.  Funds raised by events like Making Strides Against Breast Cancer are critical in meeting the needs of breast cancer in the community.


MSABC_2010_1.jpgThe Reach to Recovery peer-to-peer support program for breast cancer survivors is just one way that the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays in Lincoln.  The Society helps people stay well by educating people about the latest screening guidelines and it helps people get well by providing 24/7 access for patients to learn more about their disease through 1-800-227-2345 and cancer.org.  The Society also has granted more than $388 million dollars since 1971 for breast cancer research at various academic and medical institutions around the country.

“Cancer does not go away in tough economic times,” said Randall Jantzen, event director for this year’s Making Strides event. “We are so thankful for how this community has pulled together to ensure that we can continue to serve breast cancer patients and their families here in Lincoln.”

This year, Lincoln’s 10th-annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk was one of more than 165 held across the country  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer supports the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to fight cancer on all fronts and save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or finding it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking research and by fighting back by encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. Over time, the Society has invested more in breast cancer research than any other voluntary public health organization, spending more on breast cancer research and investing more than $388 million in breast cancer research grants since 1971. As a result, more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors will celebrate a birthday this year.

It is not too late to make a donation to Lincoln’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Visit www.makingstrideslincoln.org to help the Society continue making strides and saving lives. For more information about breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org/breastcancer.