Making Strides – Drive Thru Parade for the American Cancer Society – Sunday, Oct. 18 for Breast Cancer Awareness

Making Strides - Drive Thru Parade for the American Cancer Society - Sunday, Oct. 18 for Breast Cancer Awareness

Participants are invited participate by decorating their cars in pink and driver through the reimagined event; Strides Ride! When participants arrive, volunteers will direct them into the event space. 

In the event area, participants will drive past Elvis and our big pink chair, sports mascots from the Golden Knights and the Aces, our supportive EMS teams turned pink.

Make sure to roll your windows down, show us your signs and smiling faces! You can then stop for quick giveaways as you drive by our sponsors (OptumCare Cancer Care, Red Rock Casino Resort, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Love Boutique and Avon) and survivor recognition area. 

Dollars raised by Making Strides supporters help the American Cancer Society ensure no one faces breast cancer alone by funding innovative breast cancer research, promoting education and risk reduction, and providing comprehensive patient support to those who need it most.

DATE: Sunday, October 18
WHEN:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Red Rock Casino Resort Spa – South Parking Lot

Passionate and determined supporters of the 21st annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Las Vegas presented by OptumCare Cancer Care – are committed to funding the future of breast cancer research. This year local teams will shift gears reimagining the annual walk as a celebration involving hundreds of vehicles parading onto the ground of the Red Rock Casino Resort Spa in Summerlin on Sunday, October 18th at 9:00 a.m.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Las Vegas has grown to be the largest nonprofit event in Nevada; and this year the biggest and best of the West will match up with the oldest and boldest Making Strides of Boston as part of a streamed national celebration of the movement. Local teams are encouraged to keep raising funds and get their vehicles decked out for the event. Those who have not yet signed-up can join the movement online at the Making Strides website MakingStridesWalk.org/LasVegasNV

Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society fund the future for innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most. 

The impact of COVID-19 will reduce the American Cancer Society’s ability to fund cancer research by 50% in 2020, their lowest investment this century if current trends continue.

“Because of the creativity, passion, and determination of Making Strides supporters, the American Cancer Society is there for people in every community affected by breast cancer, whether they’re currently dealing with a diagnosis, providing care and support for a friend or family member who has been diagnosed, or are just looking to raise awareness and support the cause,” said Dr. Robert McBeath, President of OptumCare, Mountain West Division. 

The Making Strides movement in Las Vegas continues to draw upon a wide range of supporters, to OptumCare Cancer Care, Health Plan of Nevada, Caesars Entertainment and Red Rock Casino Resort Spa. Each community sponsors’ commitment to fund the future and fight breast cancer is stronger than ever.

“The need is now, and very real”, offered event manager Samantha Molinero. “ We envision a future where our children will no longer live with the threat of breast cancer.  Unfortunately, their future is at risk”.
To learn more and join the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement, visit MakingStridesWalk.org/LasVegasNV, or contact Samantha Molinero at (702) 891.9016 or LasVegasNVStrides@cancer.org .  The future can be free from breast cancer.  And that future is in your hands right now.

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.