The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are short marathon events that range from three to five miles and are meant to raise awareness and funding for the fight against the disease. Thousands of annual volunteers have helped Making Strides raise $750 million since 1993, adding to the billions invested into cancer research by the American Cancer Society over the past 70 years. Making Strides walking events also support educational efforts on breast cancer and providing risk reduction measures.
Team SWK Raises $1500 Making Strides for Breast Cancer
SWK Technologies joined hundreds of other teams throughout the state of NJ in raising funds for Making Strides for Breast Cancer. Through the efforts of all those who participated in the North and South Jersey offices in East Hanover and West Deptford, respectively, Team SWK succeeded in meeting their donation goal.
Congratulations to the winners of the Breast Cancer Awareness gift baskets: , , and !
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is an annual fundraising event hosted by the American Cancer Society and partners across the country specifically aimed at helping to fight breast cancer. Community-based walks bring in donations that go towards investments in disease research and support for breast cancer patients, including personal assistance.
Chrissy McNamee, Client Advocate for SWK Network Services, helped to raise some of these funds with the NWS team over the past year. Her own connection to the disease is through a relative that was diagnosed with breast cancer, but has survived through treatment.
“The cause hits close to home for a lot of us,” says Chrissy. “Everyone knows somebody going through it. Years ago, when you had cancer, that was it.” Chrissy also believes that the money raised by people and organizations like SWK helps to fight against the disease and allow patients to seek treatment.
Chrissy collected contributions in a variety of ways, including hosting a year-long snack sale that went towards 25% of making the NWS’s team goal. Chrissy called the sale a “win/win” for the team, since they were able to enjoy snacks while contributing to a good cause. With the proceeds from the sale combined with other donations, SWK was able to meet their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising goal for 2019.