Duke Cancer To Step Out For Making Strides
American Cancer Society to serve as local presenting sponsor for its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.Duke Cancer Institute, for a third year, is partnering with the
At last year’s event, 4,500 participants raised more than $289,000 to support the fight against breast cancer. This year, organizers hope to raise $300,000.
“The American Cancer Society has long supported Duke Cancer Institute through its patient programs and research grants,” says Tina Piccirilli, who helps coordinate DCI health charity partnerships. “ACS supports our patients and their caregivers through its Road To Recovery program, patient lodging program and advocacy efforts.”
The American Cancer Society is currently providing more than $1.4 million in active breast cancer research grants at Duke. Current grant awardees include:
- Rebecca Shelby, PhD: “A Self-Management Intervention for Women with Breast Cancer and Diabetes”
- Tamara Somers, PhD: “An Accessible Mobile Health Behavioral Intervention for Cancer Pain (mPain)
Making Strides organizers will host a kick-off soiree for walk participants, breast cancer survivors and sponsors on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel at North Hills in Raleigh.
Duke Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society (ACS) will host registration parties, featuring giveaways, at Duke Cancer Center, Clinic 2-2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:
- July 19
- August 23
- September 20
Circle photo (top): Shelley Hwang, MD