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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in NH



October 14, 2011

CONCORD, N. H. - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this Sunday, Oct. 16, thousands of Granite State residents will walk to help make strides against the disease. Matt Lyman is with the American Cancer Society, which sponsors the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walks. He says walkers are turning out this weekend in Manchester, Concord, Dover, North Conway, Peterborough and Exeter.

"'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' is a very powerful and inspiring event that unites communities to celebrate people who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about the steps we can take to help prevent the disease, and to raise money to find cures and support programs and services for those facing the disease."

Programs in New Hampshire that benefit from the walks include counseling groups led by cancer survivors and "Road to Recovery," in which volunteers drive people to and from their cancer treatments. The New Hampshire walks have already raised millions of dollars for these causes, adds Lyman.

"Per capita, we donate more. Individuals donate more for "Making Strides" than in any other state in the country and that's something that we are very, very proud of. We have some very charitable people in New Hampshire."

Information about all six events can be found at www.cancer.org/stridesonline.

Monique Coppola, Public News Service - NH
 

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