The Skydance Bridge in Oklahoma City will turn pink the weekend of Oct. 17, as the American Cancer Society of Oklahoma moves forward with its annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk. This year, out of an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 pandemic, the walk will be virtual.
“We encourage all Oklahomans to join us,” said Alicia Jackson, ACS Community Development Manager. “Since we are doing a virtual walk, that means people from all corners of the state can participate. Go for a walk in your own neighborhood, at your own pace, and still contribute to the fight against breast cancer.”
This year, an estimated 3,100 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Oklahoma, with nearly 600 estimated deaths. Statistics show some positive results however, as breast cancer death rates among women declined 40 percent from 1989 to 2016.
“Those numbers show early detection and treatments are working,” Jackson said. “But we must maintain our momentum. While we won’t be seeing all those beautiful faces in person this year, safety comes first. So, register for the walk, then hit the pavement on your own street or sidewalk, knowing you are helping in the fight against breast cancer.”
Participants can register at the city nearest them: or
Additional information on breast cancer can be found at or by phoning 1-800-227-2345.
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