Purpose

Join 30,000 of your fellow Brooklynites in Brooklyn's largest fundraising walk and largest cancer event!


Number one breast cancer fundraiser in New York and New Jersey!


Making Strides is the largest breast cancer event in New York and New Jersey—raising more funds for the cause than any other organization in these two states—$18.3 million in 2010!


How does it raise money?


Teams of walkers ask co-workers, family and friends to support them. Each walker tries to raise as much money as they can May through October. On the morning of the walk, each walker turns in their funds at registration, and then, led by survivors and dancing to music, the Walk begins at 11:00 am.


Can I be a team leader?


Absolutely! Anyone who wants to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer is welcome! Please contact us right away to find out more information.


How do I start a team?


The first step is contact us to learn more and attend the Kick-off.


Then tell your co-workers, friends and family that you're participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Brooklyn! We'll give you "walk papers" to record what people donate, and posters and notices to let your co-workers and neighbors know about your team. Call us for a kit filled with lots of team building and fundraising suggestions.


Just like you, lots of people want to help. Ask, ask, ask!


Can I raise money for the walk on the Internet?


Yes! We have a free, easy website where you can set up your own secure web page with a personal picture and your own comments. You can automatically send emails to co-workers, friends and family to let them know about your team - and automatically send them thank you's when they donate. It's an easy way to reach lots of people. Visit http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/brooklyn


Our new website for 2011 launches at the end of May. Feel free to check out our 2010 website in the meantime and we’ll let you know when the new and improved site is up and running.


What's the walk like?


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a non-competitive walk in Prospect Park on Sunday, October 16th. It's fun and as lively or low-key as you want it to be.


There are lots of children and families and music from the stage.


There's always a special tent to honor breast cancer survivors.


We'll give you water and a snack after the walk


It's really fun! And actually short -- it's all over by 1pm. We'd love to have you join us!