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 Indianapolis reflects its own community, here's what you can expect at our event:

Walk Schedule

Victory Field Map

Route Map

Check-In Opens

7:30am ENTER AT THE 3RD BASE GATE!

If you have registered online:

Check in is simple if you've already signed up online. You should have received an email with you check-in ID before the walk. Print it out and bring it to the check-in tent along with any donations on the day of the walk.

Visit one of our Wristband Pick Up Days at Victory Field:

Wednesday, October 18, 11:30am-1:30pm

 OR

Thursday, October 19, 4:30pm-6:30pm

IF YOU DON'T PICK UP WRISTBANDS AT ONE OF THE PICK UP TIMES THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY MORNING!  IF YOU DON'T REGISTER ONLINE PRIOR TO THE WALK YOU CAN REGISTER ON SATURDAY MORNING USING A PAPER REGISTRATION FORM.

Present your wristband at check in at the 3rd base entrance to enter Victory Field and begin the fun!

If you have not registered online:

Please come to the check-in area to complete a paper registration form. Turn in your completed form along with any donations.

 

 

Opening Ceremony

8:30am (but don't wait until now to arrive - see full schedule here)

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

9:00am

The Walk will begin right after the program that begins at 8:30 - you will want to make sure to arrive in plenty of time to see the survivor ceremony and victory lap on the field at 8am.

 

Where To Meet Your Team

Victory Field

An important note about parking!  Bay 2 in the Government Center will be available for our walkers for the flat rate of $10!  
YOU WILL ENTER VICTORY FIELD FROM THE 3RD BASE GATE! 

Walk route: Please see the linked map for the walk route and water stations.

 

For Survivors And Caregivers

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Survivor check-in:

Survivors, check in when you arrive at the walk. Please fill out a paper registration form if you have not already signed up online

Survivor area:

The survivor area is a special area for survivors and the caregivers attending with them. We include both survivors and caregivers to make sure everyone is as comfortable as possible. You'll find important information about American Cancer Society programs and services geared specifically for you.

Special Survivor Ceremony, Victory Lap and Group Picture:

All breast cancer survivors are asked to please arrive with plenty of time to enter the baseball field from beyond the 1st base line for a special ceremony, victory lap around the bases and group picture. Survivors take the field at 8am - please plan accordingly! 

 

Entertainment/Activities

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:

Prevention and Prevention Area: Sponsored by Community Health Network - please be sure to stop in this awesome area where you can learn how to reduce your cancer risk and the importance of timely screenings!

Caregiver Garden: Sponsored by Washington National Insurance - please be sure to stop in the Caregiver garden for the opportunity to reflect on your lost loved one and write a private note to remember your special person on this day that you have chosen to fight back against the disease that has taken too much.  
Just beyond this special area look for the special garden flowers that include special messages
from survivors to their HOPE Hero Caregivers!  

Our sponsor areas:  Flagship sponsors:  Kroger, Andy Mohr Automotive and the UAW along with media sponsor Fox 59 will have interactive stops between check in and the start line - be sure to stop by and thank them for their support!  

Kids Zone: Please join us for fun activities including a giant slide, bounce house and crafts! 

 

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 join us for entertainment and water. 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 Indianapolis 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.

 

Beverley Stafford

IndianapolisINStrides@cancer.or

(317) 344-7824

Local Office

ATTN: Making Strides of Indianapolis
5635 W 96th St Ste 100
Indianapolis, IN 46278

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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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