Inaugural Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Los Angeles 5K Walk to be held Oct. 18

October 9, 2014
(Courtesy of  American Cancer Society)

(Courtesy of American Cancer Society)

Since the creation of breast cancer community walks in 1993, the American Cancer Society has raised $594 million with the help of 10 million walkers.

ACS’ awareness and fundraising effort continues with the inaugural Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Los Angeles 5K Walk, to be held Oct. 18 at Nokia Plaza inside L.A. Live.

Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the walk at 8 a.m.

Eight thousand walkers are expected to participate in the event, which will be emceed by NBC4 reporter Lolita Lopez and Univision’s Maria Esther Mendes.

Jordan Buskirk, leader of the Los Angeles walk, said MSABC brings communities together.

“The progress we are making is remarkable, but more people are needed to help finish the fight,” Buskirk said in an ACS newsletter.

The non-competitive walk aims to provide free caregiver services to breast cancer patients, as well as education and advocacy for prevention and early detection.

Call 1-800-227-2345 or visit for more information.