Why We Walk



Judy Gloden is a mother, a daughter, a friend … and a breast cancer survivor. She depended on the American Cancer Society during her battle with the disease, and the Society gave her the hope, answers, and support she needed. Today, Judy walks as a proud survivor in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to fight back against the disease.

We walk to celebrate all breast cancer survivors like Judy and to provide hope to every person affected by this disease.
We walk because we know that hope starts with us. Because we can make a difference. Because we want to help build a future where breast cancer no longer threatens those we love.

We walk because fewer women age 40 and older had their yearly mammograms last year and because many still do not have access to care. We want to change that. By walking, we will.

We walk because we know the American Cancer Society is the only organization available anytime, day or night, in 3,400 communities across the country to help all people touched by cancer … and we don’t ever want that to change.

We walk because of people like you -- patients, survivors, families, and friends. We walk so that you will continue to benefit from the American Cancer Society’s free breast cancer programs, such as transportation assistance to and from treatments, lodging for those having to travel long distances for treatment, one-on-one emotional support from breast cancer survivors, assistance with the appearance-related side effects of treatment, and much more.

We walk because the American Cancer Society has been waging war against cancer for nearly a century, and our commitment to defeating the disease has never wavered.