Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Cancer Society and Main Street Agency are partnering now to bring awareness around the issue of breast cancer with a “Paint the Town Pink” initiative coming up in a few weeks. Those interested in learning more should head to the Sea Star Ballroom in Riverhead on Friday, September 23, at 1:30 p.m. to find out how to become involved. Attendees will be educated about the importance of the mission of the American Cancer Society and how they can get involved in the Main Street goes pink effort, which will launch on October 9, 2016.
Additionally, the American Cancer Society is hosting a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k walk at Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead Campus on Sunday, October 23. Register to walk and fundraise by calling (631) 300-3455, via email at LongIslandNYStrides@cancer.org or online at http://www.makingstrideswalk/easternlongisland. There is no fee to register, though contributions and donations are greatly appreciated.
Funds raised through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer enable the American Cancer Society to invest in groundbreaking research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable. For additional details, sponsorship opportunities, to form a team, register to walk or volunteer, please visit makingstrideswalk.org/easternlongisland or call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345.