The walk attracts thousands of supporters every year
CENTRAL VALLEY, N.Y. (OCTOBER 9, 2017) — Thousands of walkers are expected to gather on Sunday, October 15, at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets for the annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Registration for the noncompetitive event begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 9 a.m., rain or shine.
Woodbury Common hopes to raise more than $500,000 from the event. Money raised from the walk will go toward funding innovative breast cancer research, promoting education and risk education, and providing comprehensive support to those who need it. The event will feature a survivor speaker, a survivor tent, children’s activities and a Zumba class before the walk kick-off.
“The American Cancer Society is there for people in every community affected by breast cancer, whether they’re currently dealing with a diagnosis, may face one in the future, or will avoid it altogether because of education and risk reduction,” said Sheila Bogan, Community Development Manager at the American Cancer Society. “At the event, communities embrace a bittersweet mix of purpose – celebrating survivorship and paying meaningful tributes to loved ones lost. From research to education, prevention to diagnosis, and treatment to recovery, we provide support to everyone impacted by breast cancer.”
Participants are requested to register at the check-in tent when they arrive. Those who have registered online are also requested to check in. Survivors will receive a special gift, which they can collect from the reception area or registration tent.
“This breast cancer awareness walk has an important history in the Hudson Valley and we are excited to host it again this year,” said Stephanie Johnson, Regional Vice President of Marketing for the East Region. “The walk celebrates survivors and gives us an opportunity to come together as a community to help eradicate this disease.”
In addition to everyday savings of 25 to 65 percent at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets’ more than 240 retailers, event participants will receive a free savings passport and special offers from a variety of merchants. These offers will be valid only on the day of the walk.
The three-mile walk will end when the last walker has crossed the finish line.
Details about the event, registration process, and parking are available at www.makingstrideswalk.org/hudsonvalley. In addition to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, event sponsors include Orange Regional Medical Center, Catskills Regional Medical Center, WMC Health, NYSUT and WHUD.
About Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Conveniently accessed from New York City via the New York State Thruway at Exit 16, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets features 240 stores including Adidas, Celine, Nike, Bottega Veneta, Michael Kors, Burberry, Kate Spade New York, The North Face, and more, all at a savings of 25 percent to 65 percent every day. Market Hall offers a variety of dining opportunities including Chipotle, Pret A Manger, Pinkberry and more. To learn more, visit http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/woodbury-common.
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About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 25 percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments and earlier detection. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.