Join the American Cancer Society in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Oct. 18 in Lincoln

MSABC_rgb.jpgJoin the American Cancer Society in the fight to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by participating in the ninth-annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k walk on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at Holmes Lake Park in Lincoln. Registration starts at noon. Making Strides will begin at 1 pm.


This inspiring event unites the entire Lincoln community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, and supports the Society’s mission to save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against the disease.

When your foot hits the pavement at Making Strides, you will be helping someone with breast cancer find a ride to treatment or a free place to stay; helping women get access to

mammograms; connecting women who are newly diagnosed with survivors who have “been there.”  You will be making sure people facing breast cancer will have more

birthdays to look forward to. Funds raised from Making Strides will be invested in

breast cancer and related initiatives in the Lincoln Community.


Celebrate our ninth-annual event!  You can form a team of family members, friends,

co-workers, or walk as an individual. 


The easiest way to get involved in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is online: For more information on how you can

be a part of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, contact Randall Jantzen,

Event Manager at 402-423-4893 or


Lincoln Begins Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

This year, Lincoln will be one of  more than 160 communities across the nation hosting a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event to fight back against breast cancer and provide hope to all people facing the disease.  This morning’s kickoff breakfast at the Cornhusker Marriott entertained more than 300 people interested in the issue of breast cancer.  Starting today, team leaders will begin forming their teams and fundraising for the Oct. 18 walk at Holmes Lake Park in Lincoln.

Serese Cole from 10/11 News and Jill St. James from B107.3 hosted the breakfast representing two of the Making Strides media sponsors.  Speakers at the breakfast were Joy King, Regional Vice President for the American Cancer Society’s Nebraska Region, Karen Pribnow, Oncology Nurse, Sue Sindlar (pictured below), breast cancer survivor and Nancy Hanshaw from 2009 Making Strides Flagship Sponsor, Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center. 

MSABC_rgb.jpgMaking Strides is a celebration of survivorship, an occasion to express hope, and a shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. Making Strides walks do not have a registration fee or minimum fundraising amount. They are open to men, women, and children of all ages. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer unites friends, families, and coworkers to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. The support of teams and individuals enables the American Cancer Society to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research, provide up-to-date cancer prevention and early detection information, help ensure all women have access to mammograms and follow-up care, and provide free programs and services that improve the quality of life for people facing breast cancer.

 In 2008, more than 5,000 walkers in Lincoln joined the American Cancer Society in our united fight against breast cancer raising $176,000, more than $10,000 more than Lincoln’s total in the previous year. This year’s walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 18th at 1 p.m. at Holmes Lake Park in Lincoln.

Anyone who was not a part of this morning’s breakfast and would like to form a team, or would like more information on the event, please call 402-423-4893 or log on to  For more information about cancer, call the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour help-line at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit


Photos by Melissa Tvrdy.