NEVADA RESIDENTS RAISED MORE THAN $350,000 TO SUPPORT THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Today, the American Cancer Society announced that more than $350,000 was raised at its 13th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® of Las Vegas event on Saturday October 6, 2012 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa. More than 10,000 dedicated community members participated in this inspirational 5K/3-mile walk to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about the importance of early detection and prevention and raise money to fund lifesaving research and support programs to further the progress against this disease.

The American Cancer Society uses the money raised at Making Strides events to fund lifesaving breast cancer research, provide up-to-date breast cancer information, ensure all women have access to breast cancer screening and treatments – regardless of income – and to provide services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Sponsors of this year’s Making Strides event included:  Kahunaville, Target, UnitedHealthcare, 97.1 The Point, The CW Las Vegas, La Buena 101.9, Estrella TV, Walgreens,  Smith’s Food and Drug Stores, My LVTV, Las Vegas Review-Journal, El Tiempo  and JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa.

For more information about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and other American Cancer Society breast cancer programs, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.strideslasvegas.com.

The American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and encourage communities worldwide to join the fight. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.