What is Making Strides???
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation.
In real life, The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Each event is a noncompetitive 3 to 5 mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer.
In Second Life, we took the idea of a one day walk and added our own spin of SL fundraising. We dedicate the entire month of October, which is also breast cancer awareness month, to raise funds for ACS and the Making Strides Program. From the opening day, October 1st, to the post-walk events like our Gala, a Making Strides event is a celebration of survivors, caregivers, and opportunity to remember loved-ones lost.
Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.