On Sunday, October 5th the Wells College women's soccer team, field hockey team, and women's swim team all participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk hosted by the American Cancer Society and held at the Waterloo Premium Outlets. Area teams, colleges, corporations, and individuals all came together to help raise over $38,000 for the event.
Organized by SAAC members Nicole Montgomery and Michaela Wilson, teams asked family and friends for donations in the weeks leading up to the event. Throughout the day survivors told heroic stories of their battle with breast cancer while teams walked the two laps around the outlets. It is estimated the Wells athletic teams helped to raise over $800 through online donations.
Started in 1993, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive walk to help fight breast cancer and provide hope to people facing the disease. To date the event has helped raise over $280 million to help fund cutting-edge research, provide up-to-date cancer information and education, advocate for all people to have access to critical cancer screenings and follow-up care, and offer free programs to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. (Courtesy of Making Strides)
Men and women of all ages are encouraged to participate.