Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Aug. 6 at Abbott's Grill

July 31, 2014

Ladies Night at Abbott’s Grill takes on special meaning for women as the American Cancer Society invites the community to join the fight against breast cancer, learn more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Sussex County, and enjoy free food and  refreshments.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Sussex County Kickoff will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Abbott's Grill, 249 NE Front St., Milford. Breast cancer survivors, those recently diagnosed, and families and friends are invited.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has been the American Cancer Society’s rallying cry to build awareness and funds to fight breast cancer since 1993. Call Josette Castiglione, 302-827-4936 or email

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk takes place Sunday, Oct. 19, at Delaware Tech in Georgetown. The run takes off at 8:30 a.m.; walk at 9. Go to for details.

In Sussex County, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer funds make a difference by helping people take steps to reduce breast cancer risk or find it early when it is most treatable; investing in groundbreaking cancer research to find, prevent, treat, and cure the disease; providing free information and services to help people facing breast cancer, such as transportation, lodging, wigs, support programs and financial assistance; and ensuring access to mammograms for women who need them.

“The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step, and Making Strides gives us power to make a real difference in Sussex County to help end breast cancer,” says Castiglione, Making Strides event specialist.  “Not only are we helping those who are currently fighting the disease, we’re helping more people never have to hear the words, ‘You have breast cancer.'”

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