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Making Strides 5K walk set for Oct. 20

By Staff | May 11, 2012

The Lee County American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer executive committee has set the date for their local event.

The Making Strides event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Tanger Outlets in Fort Myers. Registration will start at 7 a.m.

Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5K walk uniting people of all ages with a common goal to fight breast cancer and save lives. Premiere Oncology is the presenting sponsor for this year’s event, Premier’s second year as presenting sponsor.

Individuals and teams are encouraged to register online at www.putonyourpinkbra.com/leecounty. This enhanced, user-friendly website allows participants to fundraise online and stay connected with updated information on the event.

“The support from the business community and residents continues to grow.” said chairperson Debra Newell. “We are extremely excited about exceeding our goal this year and encourage everyone to get involved to fight back against breast cancer.”

Anyone interested in starting a team, volunteering, or becoming a sponsor, should contact Newell by phone at (239) 985-2664 or email at debra.newell@iberiabank.com.; or call the Lee County American Cancer Society at (239) 936-1113.