BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and community members will unite with the goal to create a world free from the suffering caused by breast cancer at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k walk.
The non-competitive event aims to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer and provide hope to ensure no one suffers through cancer alone. The event is scheduled to Sunday, November 13 and includes kids' activities, bouncy house, inflatable slide, face painting, balloon making, music by Justin Adams Band and Gypsy Whip, as well as food trucks on site.
Registration for the 5k begins at 1:30 p.m. with the walk to follow at 2:30 p.m., rain or shine. The event will be held at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge. Free parking will be available on site.
This is the inaugural Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in Baton Rouge. Money raised enables the American Cancer Society to invest in research, provide free information and support to those affected by breast cancer, and help those taking steps to reduce their risk for breast cancer or catch it early when it is most easily treated.
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 246,660 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,450 will die from the disease this year.
More than 12 million supporters have raised more than $750 million since 1993 to help those suffering from breast cancer.