Making Strides Against Breast Cancer hosts Recognition Reception

The event committee for the 2013 Lee County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer held its Sponsor Recognition Reception at Premier Oncology in Fort Myers on Feb. 26.

The event recognized the top sponsors from 2012 and provided information for its 2013 sponsorship and team goals. In 2012, the event raised more than $209,000 toward research for finding a cure for breast cancer.

Christi Geib shared her survivor story and encouraged the audience to continue working toward saving more lives. Event Chair Debra Newell presented the 2013 event goal of $215,000, with a sponsorship goal of $60,000 and a recruitment goal of 187 teams. Executive Director Darla Betzer reported on the 2012 event money’s local distribution, which contributed in saving over 400 lives a day. The sponsorship support also makes possible the funding of research from the American Cancer Society and local research Cancer Prevention Study-3 set for March 24.

The 2013 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk will take place on Oct. 19 at Tanger Outlets in Fort Myers. Teams can register to participate in the event and track fundraising efforts through the organization’s website.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Information: www.putonyourpinkbra.com/leecounty.

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