Making strides against Breast Cancer Walk

22News anchor Juliana Mazza served as the emcee.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – This Sunday morning at 10AM the American Cancer Society kicked off their 4th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of the Pioneer Valley.

This year, more than 300 people signed up, raising close to $25,000.

– the breast cancer death rate has decreased by 35% since 1989, contributing to more than 224,500 lives saved from breast cancer.

– As of today the American Cancer Society is supporting $420 million in cancer research grants, with more than 90 million going specifically to breast cancer.

– The American Cancer Society provided cancer patients with 15,982 rides to treatment, 26,129 nights of free lodging, and helped 899 people with the appearance related effects of treatment here in western Massachusetts.

22News served as the Media Sponsor of Sunday’s event, and 22News anchor Juliana Mazza served as the emcee.