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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk is a Mother's Day Tradition


Casey Pogan
Marketing Director
The Town Center at Levis Commons

For Immediate Release:

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Is A Mother’s Day Weekend Tradition at Levis Commons

PERRYSBURG, OH (April 8, 2015) – An estimated 6,000 Northwest Ohio residents will join together at The Town Center at Levis Commons on Saturday, May 9, 2015 for the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. The non-competitive 5K walk unites the community in an effort to celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate people about how to reduce their breast cancer risk, and to raise funds for research and treatment.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has raised over $685 million nationally with 11 million walkers in 300 communities across the country. 2015 marks the 9th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) event in Northwest Ohio which has raised just over $500,000 since its inaugural year. The 2015 goal for MSABC is to raise $100,000+ locally to support the ACS mission to save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back against breast cancer.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer flagship sponsors The University of Toledo Medical Center and Kroger are joined by additional corporate sponsors: Sun Federal Credit Union, Wood County Hospital, Teledyne, Bath Fitters, The Town Center at Levis Commons, 13 ABC, 101.5 The River, 92.5 Kiss FM and Welch Publishing. Without generous support from these partners the event could raise the funds necessary for breast cancer research and programming.

Participants of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will enjoy a wide range of entertainment and activities as they walk the 3.1 mile route through Levis Commons. From performances by the Perrysburg High School Marching Band and the Perrysburg Twirling Sophisticates to face painting, a photo booth and strolling mascots, there will be plenty of fun for walkers of all ages. Additionally, many Levis Commons businesses offer discounts, giveaways and special promotions during the event.
There is a special emphasis at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on celebrating and showing support for people who have been victorious in their fight against breast cancer. Survivors are invited to a “Survivor Tent” at the walk where they receive an honorary recognition item and are pampered with free chair massages and comradery.

For more information about the walk, to sign up a team or to make a donation, visit

Event Schedule – Saturday, May 9th
8:30 a.m. Registration
   (near AT&T and Bar Louie)
9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony
   (on stage near Bar Louie)
9:20 a.m. Group Warm-Up
   (on stage near Bar Louie)
9:30 a.m. Walk Begins
   (near Bar Louie)
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Merchandise Tent
   (near Shoe Dept. )
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Survivor & Education Tent
   (near Bar Louie)

About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1.800.227.2345 or visit

About the Town Center at Levis Commons:
The Town Center at Levis Commons is a 319,000 square foot open-air lifestyle center offering a collection of national, regional and local specialty merchants. The center contains over 60,000 square feet of Class-A office space featuring views of The Town Center and unparalleled regional access via I-475, I-75 and the surrounding freeways. The developer, Hill Partners, Inc., based in Charlotte, N.C., is responsible for merchandising, retail leasing and management of the center. Reichle Klein is handling the office leasing responsibilities.

Representatives from the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event Committee, and Breast Cancer Survivors are available for interview in regards to the event.
Please contact Casey Pogan at 419-931-8888 or to arrange an
interview or for specific media requests.