LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - This year, 200,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,000 will die from this disease.
With the hope of changing these numbers, people across Southwest Louisiana came together this morning for the first-ever "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" kick-off in Lake Charles. Making Strides participants and the American Cancer Society are leading the way in the fight against breast cancer.
"One of the unique things about this event," says Katie McCarty with the Southwest Louisiana area of the American Cancer Society, "is that it pulls different community members in from all across Southwest Louisiana to show that we're fighting for one cause and that's to find a cure for breast cancer."
If you want to show your support for friends, family, maybe even neighbors who have faced a breast cancer diagnosis, get your tennis shoes ready for Saturday, October 3rd! That's when the Making Strides 5 mile Walk/Run will take off from Sulphur's Heritage Square. It's free to participate, but you can also register a team to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. For more information on the walk and Making Strides, click here.