Every Making Strides event is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.
Since 1993, 8 million cancer charity walkers across the country have raised more than $460 million through Making Strides events to help fight breast cancer. Last year alone, dedicated supporters like you raised more than $60 million nationwide to help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.
Join Our Team and Walk With Kristen Berset, W*USA 9 Sports Anchor
Kristen Berset is a Sports Anchor and Reporter for W*USA 9. She is honored to emcee the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event and to celebrate the lives and courage of fellow cancer survivors.
In 2008, Kristen found a lump in her left breast during a self exam; she was just 27. Kristen was originally misdiagnosed twice and told she had a cyst. It wasn’t until a visit to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore a year later -- one month before she turned 28 -- that Kristen heard the words, “You have breast cancer.” After a few weeks of deliberation, Kristen chose a bilateral, prophylactic mastectomy to ensure a full and healthy life. Click here learn more about Kristen's journey.
BC9: How it Works
Find A Buddy -- Choose a family member, friend or coworker
Mark Your Calendar -- On the 9th of each month, mark your calendar as a reminder.
Call Your Buddy -- Remind each other to do your breast self -exam.
Get A Free Packet -- We offer a free breast cancer awareness packet to any viewer who calls the Georgetown University's Lombardi Cancer HELPLINK at 202.444.4000
Self Exam -- Please click the link and learn how to conduct a self-examination.
Join the American Cancer Society to save lives and create a world with more birthdays.
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM
Address: National Sylvan Theater, National Mall, Washington, DC 20024
The journey to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step with us at one of our American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. Just a few hours of your time will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families.
BC9 Text Alert Reminders
BUDDYCHECK9 alerts from WUSA9 are sent on the 9th of each month as a reminder to do a breast self-exam. To receive these alerts and other information related to breast cancer awareness, text the phrase:
BUDDYCHECK9 to 25543
*Message and data rates may apply. You will receive up to 2 messages per month. Text STOP to quit.