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Breast cancer fundraising walk

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"I stand here before you NEC -- no evidence of cancer," said Margaret Vos '72 '82, retired St. Cloud State administrator. "Cancer is a word, not a sentence."

"Nobody should have to suck it up and suffer silently," said St. Joseph letterpress artist and breast cancer survivor, Mary Bruno '97. "We all need support."

Vos and Bruno were among the speakers at the Central Minnesota Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kick-off breakfast Aug. 13 at the St. Cloud Holiday Inn. 

The annual walk to raise funds for breast cancer programs and research is Oct. 18 at St. Cloud State. Registration is 7:30 a.m. in the field house at Halenbeck Hall. The walk begins at 9 a.m. 

Corie Beckermann '98 '02, director of Student Health Services, coordinates St. Cloud State's sponsorship and management of the walk.

Nationally, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about one in eight.

Since 1993, more than 9 million Making Strides walkers across the United States have raised more than $528 million.

In 2013, about 1,500 walkers, many wearing pink, some wearing exotic costumes, walked at St. Cloud State. They helped raise $93,000 for the American Cancer Society, parent organization for Making Strides.

View a photo-video from the 2013 walk:

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