American Cancer Society walk planned in Algonquin
ALGONQUIN – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer McHenry event is set for 8 a.m. Saturday at Ted Spella Park, 2610 Harnish Drive.
The American Cancer Society event is not a race; it is a celebration of survivorship, an occasion to express hope, and a shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people, the society said in a news release.
Donations will go toward helping people get and stay well, and toward finding cures.
The American Cancer Society provides screenings, physician education and public awareness campaigns about the importance of yearly mammograms. The society also offers free programs and services in nearly every community across the country to ensure that cancer patients and their loved ones do not have to face cancer alone.
Among the support services provided are transportation to and from treatment; free lodging for those who must travel far for treatment; free wigs and assistance with other treatment-related physical side effects; emotional support programs, such as Reach To Recovery that connects newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with survivors; cancer education classes, such as I Can Cope; and an online support network called Cancer Survivors Network.
To learn about breast cancer and to find resources, visit cancer.org/breastcancer, or call 1-800-227-2345.