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September 28, 2013

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Sunday, October 27

Waterfront Park

11:30am

502-560-6000

makingstrideslouisville.org

This year over 7,800 women in Kentucky and Indiana are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer, and it is estimated that 1,440 Kentucky and Indiana women will die of this disease.

Now in its 16th year, the Louisville walk is one of more than 300  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks being held nationwide this year. Over 17,000 walkers are expected at Waterfront Park Sunday, October 27, 2013 to support the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. This inspiring, noncompetitive, 5K walk unites the entire community to celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate people about how to reduce their breast cancer risk or find the disease early, and raise funds to end the disease.

The walk is open to the public and volunteers are also needed to provide their time and talent to ensure this year's Making Strides event is a success. For more information about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, call 502-560-6000, email makingstrideslouisville@cancer.org, or visit www.makingstrideslouisville.org.

 

Down Syndrome of Louisville

"Steps to Independence"

5K Run and Family Walk

Saturday, October 5, Waterfront Park

www.downsyndromeoflouisville.org

Pre-Registration Fee$ 20.00   

Day of the event $25.00

 

Public welcome!

7:15am Registration 

8:15am 5K Run

9:00am.Spirit Sprint 

9:30am Family Walk

The Down Syndrome of Louisville Walk/5KRun showcases the dreams and accomplishments of children and adults with Down syndrome. Do not miss the Spirit Sprint featuring children and adults with Down syndrome racing for their own gold medals and the Smile Mile Walk where posters of members are displayed!

Live entertainment is provided by talented individuals with Down syndrome; Michel Bush and the DSL All-Star Band, Special K a local rapper and the DSL Dance Troupe and special guest appearances. The Kids Fun Zone and the Family Picnic Tasting are also crowd pleasers.

Down syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality affecting more than 400,000 people in the United States.  People with Down syndrome possess a wide range of abilities and are active participants in the educational, occupational, social and recreational activities of the community. To learn more about Down Syndrome of Louisville Lifelong Learning Centers visit www.downsyndromeoflouisville.org.

 

Operation: Be A Sister

Connie Bell, has done amazing work to rally support nationwide for those who were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. She is now expanding the effort to help girls and families who lost their homes and possessions to the recent Oklahoma tornadoes. Connie and her troop launched Operation: Be A Sister to collect, catalogue and redistribute Girl Scouting supplies (books, uniforms, troop resources) to girls and families who lost everything in these terrible storms.

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

2115 Lexington Rd

(502) 636-0900

888-771-5170

gskentuckiana.org

 

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