Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kicks Off with “Put On Your Pink Bra” Campaign

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DAYTONA BEACH,FL– (August 13, 2012) –.

WHAT: Making Strides Kickoff Event

WHEN: August 22, 2012,5:30 pm

WHERE: Oceanside Country Club

75 North Halifax Drive

Ormond Beach,Florida

CONTACT: RSVP by calling 386.274.3274 or emailChristie.rimsky@cancer.org


DETAILS:

Breast cancer survivors, volunteers and participants will unite for an inspirational kickoff event as part of the second year of the “Put On Your Pink Bra” campaignfor the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancerevent. Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5K walkto raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer and to provide hope to all people facing the disease.

The “Put On Your Pink Bra” campaign is designed to empower women across the state to wear pink bras in support of the fight against breast cancer and as a personal symbol of their breast cancer journeys.

The kickoff will lead up to the2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Volusia/Flagler FLevent that will take place onOctober 27, 2012 at 9:00 am, starting at theJackie Robinson Ballpark, 105 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, FL.To sign up, visitputonyourpinkbra.com/volusiaflagler.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save 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 by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people inAmericawho 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 any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visitcancer.org

HalifaxHealth

Ranked among the topfive percent of all hospitals in the nation for clinical outcomes, Halifax Health serves East CentralFlorida and provides a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, a community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a health maintenance organization, and a preferred provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II TraumaCenter, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, and Neurosurgical Services. Halifax Health has consistently received topratings for its medical specialties including #1 in Florida andtop 5%in the United States for Orthopedics, #2 in Florida andtop 5%in the United States for Spinal Surgery, top 5% in the United States for Maternity care in 2011,top 5%in the United States forStroke Services, top 10%in the United States forVascular Servicesand the highest rankings for Heart Services. Halifax Health also ranked #1 in theOrlando Sentinel’s2007 Top 100 Companies for Working Families. Halifax Health has been Five-Star Rated in Overall Orthopedic Services, Joint Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Hip Fracture Treatment and Back and Neck Surgery Spinal Fusion for 8 years in a row; Five Star Rated in Spine Surgery for 7 years in a row and Five Star Rated in Back and Neck Surgery excluding Spinal Fusion for 10 years in a row. Halifax Health Maternity Care has also been Five Star Rated for 3 years in a row and Five Star Rated in Gynecologic Surgery in 2011. For more information, visitwww.halifaxhealth.org.


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