Story & Photography by Amber Storey-Knight
Giant pink wooden ribbons adorned the lawn at Jackson Generals Park for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. One hundred volunteers assisted over 2,000 people with their registrations to walk, making this event one of the largest and most successful walks ever held, raising approximately $120,000 for the American Cancer Society. More than 74 teams participated, creating a bond and camaraderie among the team members, all walking for one goal. Participants were encouraged to sign up, fundraise and walk in the noncompetitive, 3–5 mile walks.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship. It is an occasion to express hope and shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century. The American Cancer Society is committed to be there for patients, caregivers and the millions saved through early detection. Funds raised go to breast cancer research, life- saving education, and critical patient services.
Top teams were: Kirkland Cancer Center/WTHC, Farm Bureau Parkway Madison County & Bumpus Harley-Davidson. Top participants were: Kevin Perry, Lia Agee & Pat Hargett. Flagship sponsors were: Farm Bureau Insurance of TN, Kirkland Cancer Center, Kroger and Leader’s Credit Union.