Making Strides Against Breast Cancer



Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Mission Facts 2016

You are helping to create a world without breast cancer.

Each year, about 231,840 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. Most of these women will receive treatment and
survive for many years.

The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8.

The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 37.

In 2015 there were 246,660 cases for women and 2,600 cases for men of newly diagnosed breast cancer.

As of January 1, 2016 there are 3,560,570 breast cancer survivors

In ten years the projected Breast Cancer survivors will be 4,571,210.

The American Cancer Society is actively fighting breast cancer by helping women get tested to find breast cancer earlier, helping them understand their treatment options and coping with the physical and emotional side effects.

Mammography screening can help detect breast cancers at an early stage, when there are more treatment options and treatment is more likely to
be successful.

The American Cancer Society has played a role in nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history.

Today, there is more hope than ever for people facing breast cancer.

Making Strides events gives you the power to fight back and make a difference.

The American Cancer Society invests more in breast cancer research than any other cancer type.

American Cancer Society-funded research has led to the discovery of breast cancer treatments like Tamoxifen and Herceptin.

We’re helping ensure access to mammograms for women who need them.

One in every two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer reaches out to us for help and support.

Have YOU had YOUR yearly mammogram?

If you are 40 or older, be sure to get a mammogram and breast exam every year.

Visit to sign up for a free email mammogram reminder.

The third Friday in October each year is National Mammography Day, first proclaimed by President Clinton in 1993.

On this day, or throughout the month, women are encouraged to make a
mammography appointment. In 2016, National Mammography Day
will be celebrated on October 21.

The American Cancer Society is here to guide you through every step of a breast cancer experience, so you can focus on getting well.

Men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer is not gender specific.

We fight back by working with lawmakers to increase funding for breast cancer screening and treatment.

We support research that helps find the causes of breast cancer and better ways to treat it so that more people can survive the disease.

ACS CAN fights to pass laws ensuring more people have access to lifesaving cancer screenings and treatments.

Visit to learn how you can tell Congress to protect funding for breast cancer research.

ACS CAN supports legislation to improve the quality of treatment for breast cancer patients.
The American Cancer Society is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help people facing cancer.

We’re in every community providing free information and services when and where people need it.The American Cancer Society is in your corner anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345.

We are getting closer to a world where breast cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life.

Every step you take and every dollar you raise will help save more lives from breast cancer.

We are proud…that money raised from Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life helps the American Cancer Society provide free breast cancer programs and resources to women, men, and their families.

We can’t fight breast cancer and save more lives without you. Thank you!


Mission Track Posters/ACS

Tee Auster
edit 2016

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