Event Details


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks unite communities behind the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives from breast cancer. Making Strides of Phoenix reflects its own community, here's what you can expect at our event:

Registration Opens

7:00 a.m.

If you have registered online:

You DO NOT need to visit the Registration Tent unless you have donations to turn in.

If you have not registered online:

Please come to the Registration Tent to complete a paper registration form. Turn in your completed form along with any donations.



Stage Program

7:30 a.m.

Come together with survivors, caregivers, men and women from all walks of life who are passionate about saving lives from breast cancer. Celebrate your shared efforts. Inspire each other to carry on. And take comfort in the knowledge that because of your dedication, no one walks alone.



Walk Begins

8:00 a.m.

Be sure that your team is ready to go at least 15 minutes before your designated start time.



What Not to Bring

Please do not bring dogs, bikes, picnics, scooters, wheelies, skateboards, rollerblades and skates (strollers and wagons are permitted).  Balloons or posted signs or banners are not permitted.  You may bring signs, but cannot post them.  Solicitation is also not permitted.  This is also a non-smoking event.



Where To Meet Your Team

Tempe Beach Park

Walk route: Please see the linked map for the walk route. It's best to meet your team at a location outside the park, and walk in together if possible.


For Survivors and Caregivers

Survivor registration:

Survivors, check in when you arrive at the walk. Please fill out a paper registration form or sign up online.

Survivor VIP Experience:

The Survivor VIP Experience is a special area for survivors and the caregivers attending with them. We want to celebrate and honor you and recognize the significant role caregivers play as you face your cancer diagnosis. Please visit the Survivor Tent, pick up your complimentary Survivor t-shirt, a small gift, and take part in a special activity just for you.  Get your ticket for a special Survivor Breakfast for you and your caregiver provided by Kneaders. Take part in our second annual Survivor photo at 7:15 a.m. near the Survivor Tent. And, make sure your caregiver visits the Caregiver Tent located next door.                 


What's Happening

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events raise money for an important cause. But that doesn't mean they aren't meant to be fun. So don't miss the entertainment! Join us for the following:

Music by DJ Doll

National Anthem sung by Joe McKinstry

Visit one of our two green screen photo booths sponsored by Synaptics

Don't miss the chance to snap a team photo at the Big Pink Chair sponsored by Weight Watchers

Bring your kids to the Kids Zone sponsored by Western Refining for a surprise activity

Look for Big Red from the Arizona Cardinals

Stop by the Strides Store to pick up some Making Strides swag

Get your EXCLUSIVE State Forty Eight Making Strides t-shirt, and $5 of each purchase comes back to the American Cancer Society

Drop by our Flagship and other Day of Event Sponsor Tents to say hello and pick up giveaways

Tribute paddles available at the Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Tent, the Registration Tent, the Survivor Tent, and the Kids Zone

Why do you make strides?  Please sign our Wall of Hope banner in memory of a loved one or in recognition of the special person in your life who is fighting or has survived breast cancer.

Swing by The Traveling Cup, Waffle Crush, and Taste! Of New Mexico food trucks who are donating 10 - 20% back to the American Cancer Society

Stop by the tent of American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society to learn how you can help make cancer a top national priority!  Our ACS CAN volunteers will also be along the route getting Tobacco 21 petitions signed!

Crowd warmup by the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders

Along the route, take a selfie at the Selfie Station sponsored by Bikini Beans Espresso

Route music by our Media Sponsor, Mega 104.3 and 101.1 The Beat


After The Walk

We all walk together, but our event is not a race. Stop whenever you want or need to. You absolutely do not need to complete the entire walk if you are unable. Upon finishing the walk, please grab a snack at the finish line. The walk concludes when the final walker crosses the finish line.

Maps: Download course maps here.

View the team leader kit.


Contact Us

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in its efforts to save lives from breast cancer.

To learn more about the Making Strides of Phoenix or for other information, call us toll free at 1-800-227-2345. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also contact your local American Cancer Society office using the contact information provided below Monday through Friday during standard business hours.


Coleen McKinstry & Rachel Stern


(602) 952-7521

Local Office

ATTN: Making Strides of Phoenix
4550 E Bell Rd Ste 126
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Welcome to our Team Page. We’ve formed a team because this cause is important to us. We want to help. And walking and raising money in our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is the best way we can do that. We all have different reasons for participating but we share a determination to help save lives from breast cancer.

There are so many ways that the money our team raises helps. It’s helping fund innovative research. It’s providing free information for people dealing with the disease. It’s providing rides to treatment and places to stay for people who have to seek treatment far from home. In short, our money is helping save lives. Consider donating to our team and helping advance the cause.

How We Support the American Cancer Society

Of course we walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. And we solicit donations from family, friends, and other supporters. But we also schedule fundraisers in lead-up to the big event. Bake-sales, car washes, and countless other types of events. And we promote those on social media, through Facebook and Twitter, by word of mouth, and through flyers at work and around the neighborhood. The success of fundraising events depends on two things - hard work and getting the word out. And we're out to do both. Keep an eye out for our fundraising events.

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