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American Cancer Society Recruits Teams for Annual 5K

Sep 16, 2015 08:39AM ● By Audrey Sellers

If you’re looking for a worthy reason to lace up your shoes and hit the pavement, here’s one: the 5th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of North Texas 5K. The American Cancer Society event is scheduled for October 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), and teams are forming now.

Interested? Teams can register for free at Last year, nearly 4,000 walkers in North Texas raised more than $315,000. The American Cancer Society created the community walks in 1993 to build awareness and generate funds to fight the disease across the nation. In that time, 10 million walkers have collected more than $594 million.

“We invite all of North Texas to our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk,” said Casey Miller, ACS staff partner for the North Texas 5K, in a press release. “It’s a way to honor breast cancer survivors, and this year we’re a part of UTA’s parents weekend, which will add even more fun to this community event.” 

Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women in the U.S. other than skin cancer, and is the second leading cause of cancer death. The American Cancer Society projects that in 2015, 234,190 new cases will be diagnosed and 40,730 will die from it.

For more information, contact Miller at 817.821.7745 or