DOVER, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire gymnastics team partook in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday, Oct. 20, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
A leader in the fight against breast cancer, the American Cancer Society has helped more than four million women get potentially lifesaving breast cancer screening tests.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities.
The event was held to honor those who have battled breast cancer as well as raise awareness and fundraise to help the American Cancer Society conduct research, information and services to better combat the disease.
“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a cause that hits home to several gymnasts on our team and we support each other and everyone affected with the disease,” said gymnastics assistant coach Ali Carr (’12). “This has become a UNH Gymnastics tradition over the past five years and it shows our commitment and dedication to something very important to us and our community.”
The UNH gymnastics team was part of approximately 1,200 participants who walked three miles in downtown Dover. Overall, the fundraiser raised over $97,000.
To learn more about Making Strides, please visit makingstrides.acsevents.org. For more information about the UNH gymnastics team and Wildcats in the Community, be sure to visit UNHWildcats.com and look for the Wildcats in the Community page presented by Kennebunk Savings.