During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Southside Redemption Center is once again holding a can drive and participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The fundraisers support American Cancer Society.
In 2011, Southside Redemption raised more than $2,300 for American Cancer Society through its fundraisers.
The Southside Redemption Center team, Cans for Cans II, will participate in the Making Strides walk that will be held Sunday, Oct. 14, at Jamestown Community College, beginning at 10 a.m. Area residents can sign up to join the team by visiting Southside Redemption at 1752 Foote Ave. Ext. in Jamestown or going to www.acsmakingstrides.com and clicking on the team name. Those who raise $30 or more will get a T-shirt.
Southside Redemption Center owners are asking area residents to donate cans or money to help fight breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Southside Redemption will once again participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Jamestown Community College.
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Southside Redemption will accept cash and can donations for American Cancer Society during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Robin Porter, of Southside Redemption, has family members who have been afflicted by the disease and has helped organize the collections as a way to give back.
Today one of every two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer reaches out to the American Cancer Society for help and support. Since 1993, 8 million cancer charity walkers across the country have raised more than $460 million through Making Strides events to help fight breast cancer. Last year alone, supporters raised more than $60 million nationwide to help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.
Last year, the center received support from the community in its fundraising efforts and a letter of recognition from New York State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, who praised Porter for helping the American Cancer Society.